Charles Dowding

Somerset, England

Charles Dowding is an English horticulturalist and author whose original, weed-free growing methods have captivated both beginners and experienced growers alike.

Since 1983, Charles has been an original innovator of no dig growing and organic soil management. Promoting natural processes, his working market garden produces consistent crops, growing abundant organic produce throughout the seasons.

“I’ve achieved so much in my own gardens and always come back to the desire to teach. For me, the most important part of my work is to spread my knowledge. I love to support others to grow their own food in easy and effective ways. I hope you’ll find the same tremendous joy and harvests.”

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Charles Dowding


My mission is to help as many people as possible to understand how they can manage the land more easily. And then to grow food more quickly and nutritiously.

Area of Expertise

Growing healthy and health-giving food and teaching others to do the same in simple, easy and engaging ways. And of course, No Dig Gardening.

“No Dig has the key to ways of finding simplicity and success.”

Charles Dowding

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