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Pages:234 pages
Book Art:Full-color photographs throughout
Size: 9 x 11 inch
Publisher:Permanent Publications
Pub. Date: June 21, 2017
ISBN: 9781856233019

No Dig Organic Home & Garden

Grow, Cook, Use, and Store Your Harvest

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Winner of the Garden Media Guild (UK) Practical Book of the Year Award for 2017

No dig organic gardening saves time and work. It requires an annual dressing of compost to help accelerate the improvement in soil structure and leads to higher fertility and less weeds. No dig experts Charles Dowding and Stephanie Hafferty, explain how to set up a no dig garden, including how to:

• Make compost and enrich soil

• Learn skills you need to sow and grow annual and perennial veg

• Harvest and prepare food year round

• Make natural cosmetics, cleaning products, and garden preparations

The no dig approach works as well in small spaces as in large gardens. The authors’ combined experience covers methods of growing, preparing and storing the plants you grow for many uses, and includes recipes and ideas for increasing self-reliance, saving money, living sustainably, and enjoying the pleasure of growing your own food, year round. An acknowledged expert in no dig and author of a half-dozen books on the subject, Charles’ advice is distilled from 35 years of growing vegetables intensively and efficiently. Stephanie, a kitchen gardener, grows in her small, productive home garden and allotment, and creates no dig gardens for restaurants and private estates. She creates delicious seasonal recipes made from the vegetables anyone can grow. She also explains how to use common plants you can grow and forage for to make handmade preparations for the home and garden.

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About Charles Dowding

Since 1982 Charles Dowding has created and cropped four no dig market gardens on different soils, from stone to silt to clay. Currently he grows vegetables on an intensive quarter-acre garden in Somerset, SW England (zone 8) for local sales of salad leaves and vegetables.

He has written nine books, runs a busy YouTube channel, writes for national gardening magazines, appears on BBC gardening programmes, and teaches extensively at home and abroad. He has also created an online course in no dig gardening.

Charles won the “Social Media Influencer” award from Garden Media Guild, 2018.

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About Stephanie Hafferty

Stephanie Hafferty is a professional organic no dig kitchen gardener, writer and chef, specializing in seasonal plant-based food. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge of growing and cooking good food to feed families and communities. She specializes in making organic, biodegradable, zero plastic, zero waste beautiful products for the home and garden. Her first book, The No Dig Home and Garden, co-authored with Charles Dowding, sold over 10,000 copies in under a year and won Practical Book of the Year Award at the prestigious Garden Writer’s Guild in 2017.

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