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Green Manure for No-dig – Webinar – Wed. 29 June 2022 – 19:00 to 20:30

How to use green manures in no-dig or min-till growing systems

Green manures are an important part of organic vegetable growing systems, However, they’re often under-used in no-dig or minimum tillage situations. They’re often seen as difficult to handle and kill (without glyphosate) so robbing growing space from cash crops. 

To be more sustainable, no-dig market gardens need to be less reliant on brought-in fertility. and design more closed-loop systems. This webinar looks at which green manures are best-suited for no-dig systems, and how to manage them.


  • Jayne Arnold, Oxton Organics. Jayne started Oxton Organics in the Vale of Evesham, Worcestershire, in1986 with their husband Julian Eldridge and established one of the first organic veg box schemes. Since their son Jake returned to the farm they have changed to no-dig, pioneering larger-scale no-dig market gardening in the UK.
  • Jesse Frost is one-half of the farm team at Rough Draft Farmstead with his wife Hannah Crabtree in Central Kentucky, USA. Jesse hosts The No-Till Market Garden Podcast and a video series on YouTube about no-till market gardening. he is the author of The Living Soil Handbook. His background is in cooking, off-grid farming, and journalism, contributing to The Atlantic, Modern Farmer, Civil Eats, as well as maintaining the Marketing Column for Hobby Farms for many years. Connect with Jesse on Instagram, or Facebook.


This webinar is a partnership between the CSA Network UK, the Seed Sovereignty Programme run by the Gaia Foundation, and the Organic Growers Alliance and forms part of a webinar series funded by Farming the Future.

The webinar programme focuses on practical teaching and farmer-to-farmer knowledge exchanges from farmers and growers from around the UK. The series is designed to increase knowledge exchange and learning on both the politics and practice of agroecology, seed sovereignty and food sovereignty.

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