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Sat, 11 Mar


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Charles Dowding in Norwich – Evening Talk at The Forum

Norfolk Organic Group and Norwich FarmShare invite you to a talk with ‘No Dig’ expert Charles Dowding.

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Charles Dowding in Norwich – Evening Talk at The Forum
Charles Dowding in Norwich – Evening Talk at The Forum

Time & Location

11 Mar 2023, 18:30

The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich NR2 1BH, UK

About The Event

No Dig for Easier Abundance.

Charles explains how his gardening practices have evolved since 1982, when he made beds for the 1.5 acres of his new organic market garden. In that first autumn, he mulched with old hay to prevent weed growth, then discovered a huge increase of slugs!From that starting point has evolved his simple, easy methods for smothering weeds when starting out, followed by little and often maintenance of beds and paths, mostly weed and slug free!

His talk is about growing food more easily and quickly. For example, he does not harden off seedlings, and practices little rotation of vegetables. He explains simple ways to propagate, making and using compost, protecting plants from cold and pests, what his trials show us about no dig and the benefits it brings, cropping undercover in the winter and summer, year round planting so that beds are mostly full and you have food, including from store. He offers tips on saving seeds, using woodchip, and best ways to water.

The evening talk will take place at The Forum at 7pm (doors open 6.30 for books, stalls and light refreshments )

Tickets are £8 for Norfolk Organic Group members and £12.50 for non-members. 

A limited number of discounted tickets for Norfolk Organic Group members will be available until 14th February. After which all remaining tickets will be available for public sale.

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