Tutor: Charles Dowding
Delivered: In Person

No Dig Gardening with Charles Dowding Saturday 26th October 2024 from 10am to 4pm 

Lunch included 

Early Booking is advised to avoid disapointment

Limited to 55 spaces each day. Early Bird Offer full for Saturday standard price now €185pp. 

but early bird tickets are still available for Sunday 27th. 

No Dig Gardening with Charles Dowding

Join pioneer Charles Dowding for his last Irish visit of 2024 in a truly memorable course.Learn about the No Dig gardening method with the international acclaimed instructor, in the backdrop of the grounds of nationally renowned Organic Centre. Two exclusive one-day courses will take place on:Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October 2024
Discovering Organic No Dig Practices
Charles Dowding has revolutionised the method of growing organically with his 'No Dig' approach. This technique prioritises sustainability and promotes nutrient-rich soil. Learn how No Dig gardening allows you to work with nature and the soil, leading to stronger plants and large yields, and with less effort. Experience the advantages of soil thats less disturbed, of soil that naturally enables drainage, warmth, moisture retention, and now more than ever, a soil that promotes carbon sequestration.
Programme for the Day Course
Morning Session: Introduction to No Dig
10:00 AM: 
Introduction to No Dig: Discover the advantages of the No Dig method, including time and effort, savings, improved soil, and health. Charles will guide you through the process with a presentation from his own garden, covering various topics such as tackling perennial weeds, using cardboard and black plastic, and effective composting techniques. Explore seasonal strategies, from harvesting winter vegetables to seed saving, and tap into different energies through copper tools, biodynamics, and more.
Midday: Delicious nutritious lunch
From farm to form in a matter of metres. Enjoy a delicious two-course vegan lunch with produce sourced from the gardens of the Organic Centre. Served with Tea and coffee.
Afternoon Session:
Creating a No Dig Bed: Join Charles hands on, as he works with you to make a plot of No Dig beds, using a range of compost types.
Making Compost:Participate in constructing a new compost heap with provided materials.

Questions and Answers with Charles
Engage with Charles Dowding in an open Q&A session for any of your gardening queries.
Book signings with Charles: Get a chance to grab Charles for a book signing. Books will be also available to buy at the shop on the two days. 

The Organic Centre
The Organic Centre has been a pioneer in organic horticulture since 1995. Explore the 19 acre site. Enjoy the new walking trail to the spectacular waterfalls that is Fowleys Falls. Stay and explore the charms of rural Leitrim for the weekend.
The Ideal gift: No-Dig Gardening make a perfect gift for your loved one
Booking and Costs
Price: Early bird rates available for Saturday sold out! Early bird rates of 165 still available for Sunday . €185 per day, inclusive of lunch and refreshments on satrday and when early bird runs out..

Book your place fast. Limited to 55 participates per day

Other: Please dress appropriately for weather.

Cost: €185
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