Coming up! Talks and workshops in 2019

No dig gardening, Small Scale Homesteading and other talks and workshops booked so far this year.

Every year I give many talks to gardening associations, WIs, and other groups and I’ve just been updating my Talks and Workshops page this morning.

As well as these talks I have some larger public events coming up. These are the confirmed ones so far:

May 2nd and 3rdToby’s Garden Festival – Powderham Castle, Devon. Talking No Dig on the stage and also have a book stall in the Sitting Area  where I’ll be chatting no dig and seasonal root to shoot recipes. Signed copies of my books and some of Charles’ for sale. Tickets are excellent value – only  £10 a ticket for an event packed with talks, workshops and fantastic food.


May 12thSouth Downs Green Fair – talking the Creative Kitchen, making seasonal plant based recipes and there all day with a book stall next to Permaculture Magazine. This is such a fun event, a real rural fun day out with delicious food stalls, live music, talks and workshops. Only £8 for adults (children £3.50) May 12th is also Gardens Day UK



May 19thAlhampton Gardens Open Day – Charles Dowding’s No Dig Garden will be open as part of this village event. Charles and I will both be there talking no dig. Teas and lunches available in the village. Tickets are for sale on the day (not in advance).






June 13thBBC Gardeners’ World Live – NEC, Birmingham – No Dig Allotments on the Let’s Talk Allotments stage. I am there for the press day on Wednesday and Friday/part of Saturday too. There’s currently a 15% discount on ticket sales with the code  WEB15




Charles’ garden Homeacres, 24th Sept 2018

September 1stHomeacres Open Day – our annual open gardens, parking is in a nearby field (please don’t block the narrow lanes!) For on-site drop off for disabled and less mobile contact Charles. Free admission. Lunches and refreshments in the village.

September 3rd – 6th Wisley Flower Show 2019

I’ll be giving talks about no dig small scale homesteading on the 3rd, 5th and 6th. More information about this lovely event soon. Last year it was opened by Judi Dench!





September 6th – 8thPermaculture Convergence 2019, Oxford – a 3 day event filled with workshops, food stalls, music and speakers. I will be speaking about no dig, small scale homesteading, plant based food and making potions! Other confirmed speakers include Alys Folwer, Brigit Strawbridge and Maddy Harland. Camping is available at this event.



4 thoughts on “Coming up! Talks and workshops in 2019”

  1. Lovely. See you on the 13th of June. I’m trying Rhubarb as a veg from your recipes this afternoon.

    1. Stephanie Hafferty

      See you there! Have fun with the rhubarb. I’m in a very rainy Ireland at the moment, picking Charles up soon & then driving to the airport on our way home.

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