• Charles Dowding's No-Dig Gardening | Living With The Land | Part 5

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    Growing organic vegetables commercially for over 30 years, Charles Dowding has developed a no-dig method of cultivation for temperate climate gardening.

    Charles introduces us to Homeacres, his 1/4 acre market garden. Now supplying year-round salad and fresh vegetables for local restaurants, Charles and his partner Steph Hafferty took just one winter to transform it from weedy pasture using mulch and no-dig gardening.

    Learn as Charles explains the ideas behind no-dig growing, (replicating nature through mulching and minimal soil disturbance), from his various experimental raised beds, as well as the importance of soil.


    Narrated by Jekka McVicar, broadcaster, author and master herbalist | http://jekkasherbfarm.com

    For more info and resources on the work of Charles Dowding and Steph Hafferty please visit http://charlesdowding.co.uk and http://stephaniehafferty.co...

    Produced by Permaculture People | http://permaculturepeopleuk...
    for Permaculture magazine | http://permaculture.co.uk

    Logo designed by HIP Permaculture | http://hippermaculture.com

    Camera Mihali Moore | http://mihalimoore.co.uk and Tom Goudsmit | http://tomgoudsmit.com

    Photos courtesy of Charles Dowding

    Living with the Land | The Films

    Living with the Land' is a series of nine short online films free to view and distribute. Produced by Permaculture People for Permaculture magazine the films showcase the people and projects in the UK designing ecologically sound and regenerative land based practices. The films will be released to coincide with the build-up to the 12th International Permaculture Convergence, in London this September | https://ipcuk.events

    To see all nine films see http://www.permaculture.co....... Show less
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