The No[dig] Market Garden Podcast, Charles Dowding
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… & now onto the show
Beyond honored to have the great Charles Dowding on the show to talk about his history with no-dig, compost application as long-term investment, year one bed prep, perennial weed and pathway management(!), and his affordable online course.