I’m an organic no dig kitchen gardener, plant-based cook, award winning author, small scale homesteader and mum of three.

No Dig Gardening

Instead of turning the soil, I spread an annual mulch of compost. This layer is incorporated into the soil by the diverse organisms living below. Their actions of eating and excreting improves the soil’s structure and fertility, making it excellent for growing food and other crops.

What I Do

Throughout the year I give talks and workshops about no dig gardening and small scale homesteading with a family to look after.

My no dig kitchen is full of inspiration. Look up a range of plot to plate recipes here on the website and try them for yourself!

As well as blogging, I have written books about my garden and I regularly contribute to a range of magazines and other publications.

Stephanie Hafferty

Homegrown – Writer – Gardener – Consultant

seasonal recipes – public speaker – no dig kitchen – event organiser

What you can expect

After several years, there is a huge amount of information on this website to help support your own no dig, organic adventure.

  • Homesteading
  • Overcoming gardening problems in the real world
  • Natural household
  • Body & garden products
  • Plot to plate recipes

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“A must have for all serious veg growers.”

It’s a superb book and their blow by blow account of converting a meadow into a magnificent vegetable plot in around five years, with photographic evidence and detailed tabulated results, is so compelling I have given half my plot over to non-dig this month and already the difference is becoming obvious.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“This is the book on no dig gardening that we have all been waiting for.”

Not only does it have over 200 pages with all the information you were hoping to find, it is also one of the best presented books I have handled in a long time. The writing is clear with no hype or waffle and is laid out beautifully making full use of the photographs to create an easy to follow instruction guide that you will come back to again and again.We are very happy with the box and we value that we can have the standard box or choose our own.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

“So informative”

The sort of book to refer to throughout the growing season……or to curl up with besides a log fire with a glass of sloe gin as the first snow falls. Charles and Stephanie give clear instructions on how to move towards a low effort, great returns style of gardening. Fantastic illustrations and an enjoyable style of writing.

P. Edwards