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No-Dig Gardening and Raised Beds

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Based on my latest book, I’ll talk about what is No-Dig Gardening and the benefits for you and your garden, including less work, healthier soil and plants and a way to sequester carbon. I’ll talk about different ways to build a no-dig bed, various planting techniques including polyculture, how to maintain and troubleshoot the bed for weeds and pests and ways to keep your soil protected and healthy year round. I’ll discuss raised beds and the various materials you can use to make raised beds for no-dig gardening. I’ll also expand on no-dig gardening by talking about variations such as straw bale gardening, hugelkultur and keyhole gardening.

Speaker, Charlie Nardozzi is an award winning, nationally recognized garden writer, speaker, radio, and television personality. He has worked for more than 30 years bringing expert gardening information to home gardeners through radio, television, talks, tours, on-line, and the printed page. Charlie delights in making gardening information simple, easy, fun and accessible to everyone.

Charlie’s energy, exuberance, and love of the natural world makes him an exciting public speaker and presenter. He has spoken at national venues such as the Northwest Flower Show, Philadelphia Flower Show, San Francisco Flower & Garden Show, Master Gardener conferences in locationssuch as Arizona and Michigan, trade shows in Idaho and St.Louis, and garden club meetings from Maine to Florida. 

Charlie hosts 3 radio shows in New England.He hosts a weekly, call-in radio show on WJOY-1230AM in Burlington, Vermont and the award winning Vermont Garden Journal on Vermont Public Radio throughout northern New England, New York and Quebec, and the Connecticut Garden Journal on Connecticut Public Radio throughout Connecticut and into Rhode Island and Massachusetts. 

Charlie’s skills as a garden communicator extend beyond the printed page and radio. Charlie co-hosts “In The Garden” tips on the local CBS affiliate television station (WCAX-Channel 3). He’s the former host of PBS’s Garden Smart, reaching more than 60 million households. He has also been a gardening expert on many national syndicated television and radio shows such as HGTV’s Today at Home” and Discovery Channel’s  “Home Matters”. 

Here’s a short video on the Benefits of No-Dig Gardening:


Interested in a Massachusets Horticultural Society membership? Receive discounts on classes, free garden entry, and more

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$13 for Mass Hort Members ¦ $22 for General Admission




May 18
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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