I invite you to a no dig day course all about how to grow abundant and healthy vegetables using this time- and soil-saving method. The team from RealVeg CSA have the ideal setting for a no dig course in the heart of Suffolk.
Wakelyns is one of the longest-established and most diverse Agroforestry sites in Europe. The small land-based businesses based at Wakelyns collaborate to maximise the contribution to and from their 23 hectares. RealVeg CSA operate their no dig veg box scheme in the alleyways. The site presents one or two challenges and we will look at solutions, as well as gleaning insights into no dig generally.
The focus of the day is how to grow and how to get a vegetable bed started. As a group, we'll make a no dig bed on the day. Before that I shall give a slideshow to explain the background, and methods I recommend.
You will get to see and understand why undisturbed soil is so beneficial. The no dig method promotes strong growth, water retention and good drainage, and the result is fewer weeds. I cover compost and how to make it, succession planting and interplanting. The RealVeg team will share their story and their experiences with no dig at points throughout the day. This course is for beginners and those more experienced gardeners who want to learn more about no dig.
Refreshments and lunch included
Included in the ticket cost is a bountiful and seasonal elevenses and a two course lunch. Henrietta Inman is a cook, baker and author and will be our chef for the day, supported by the Wakelyns Bakery team. Her food is inspired by and created with the abundance from the arable alleys and tree lines of Wakelyns' diversely beautiful agroforestry system. Henrietta uses produce from RealVeg CSA, all no dig of course!
What to bring with you
A sturdy pair of shoes for taking part in making the new no dig bed and some warm layers incase the weather isn't kind to us.
Wakelyns, Metfield Lane, Fressingfield, Suffolk, IP21 5SD
The Wakelyns site has a collection of unusual accommodation. There is a grade II listed farmhouse and quirky pods located within the agro forestry alleys.
Accommodation is not included in the cost of the course, please book directly with Wakelyns by emailing firstname.lastname@example.orgPlaces are limited
There is a maximum of 40 tickets.