Organic no dig garden & kitchen, plant-based cook, award winning author, small scale homesteader and mum of three.

Steph was visited by BBC Gardeners’ World for their Winter Special in December 2022. You can watch it again online here.

Well that’s inspiring.
I think everybody, even if we’ve grown vegetables all our lives, can learn something from that.

says presenter Monty Don

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.

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What I Do

Stephanie Hafferty speaking at RHS Hampton Court

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

trug veg harvest October 2022

My no dig kitchen and garden is full of inspiration. Follow me setting up my new homestead in Wales, with down to earth advice and seasonal recipes.

Selected publications

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

Stephanie Hafferty

Homesteader – 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