Full list of contents, tickets and previous attendee reviews below. Suitable for beginners and advanced. Please Contact Us to arrange a date and book this workshop.

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You will learn how to plan and prepare the site, how to install and maintain your no dig garden. We’ll be taking a walk around our gardens looking at all sorts of practical examples. Also all about starting plants and harvesting produce. Tickets include course notes, free seeds, cuttings and plants.
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1. Overview & Why No Dig
2. Planning & Observation
3. Preparation
4. Installation
5. Maintenance

1. Overview & Why No Dig
1.1 – What is No Dig Gardening?
1.2 – Advantages of No Dig
Soil Structure – Worms Channels & Tap Root Wells
Healthy Soil Life – Bacteria, Fungi, Microbials & Insects
Stored Fertility
Stored Water
95% Less Weeding
More Time for Planting & Harvesting

2. Planning & Observation
2.1 – Planning – Why Bother?
2.2 – Access
2.3 – Solar Orientation
2.4 – Wind
2.5 – What You Want to Achieve? – Grow Food – Medicinal Plants – Ornamental – Wild Life Garden
2.6 – What Plants to Grow?
2.7 – How to Start Plants from Seed & Cuttings

3. Preparation
3.1 – Gathering Materials – Compost, Cardboard, Plastic, Woodchips, Amendments & Plants
3.2 – Layout – Paths and Grow Space
3.3 – Smothering Existing Vegetation in Advance

4. Installation
4.1 – Smothering Existing Vegetation on the Day
4.2 – Compost
4.3 – Paths – Main and Side
4.4 – Planting

5. Maintenance
5.1 – Weeding
5.2 – Adding Fertility
5.3 – Harvesting

6. Forest or Lasagne Gardening
6.1 Mimicking Natural Systems and the Forest Floor
6.2 Fungal Based Soil Life as Opposed to Bacterial
6.3 Types of Plants
6.4 Long Term Food Security and Maintenance

Previous Attendee Reviews:

Grainne said: Had an amazing afternoon with ‘Walk n Talk’ in Martin’s and Bianca’s gardens.. Martin shared his vast knowledge of plants, trees, shrubs and gardening experience with all of us in such a pleasant manner.. we even got to taste plants as we progressed into the tour.. Martin was willing to answer all our questions.. we all came home with plants, cuttings and the know how of how to start a No Dig garden. I will definitely be back.

Kieran said: I had so much fun on Gardens For Life Walk’n Talk talk and learned so much about no dig gardening. Martin has a wealth of knowledge and is so generous with sharing it. Both Martin and Bianca are so welcoming and their enthusiasm for no dig is infectious!

Marian said: What a great workshop! Plenty of hands-on learning about propagation and growing seeds. There is so much to see around you too – so many different plants! Martin is very knowledgeable; you learn about far more than the original topic. Martin and Bianca (and Jacob) are really welcoming . Thanks for a great day!


1x Ticket Saturday the 6th July 2024 12-3pm, 2x Tickets Saturday the 6th July 2024 12-3pm