How to Create a No-Dig Garden

Putting in a garden doesn't necessarily require weeks of back-breaking work digging and tilling the ground. In fact, to create healthy, fertile garden beds you don't have to do any digging at all!

Digging and tilling can weaken and disrupt the soil's fragile microbial community, reduce its water-holding capacity, and destroy nutrient-rich fungi. With a no-dig garden, that doesn't happen.

Lisa, one of our employee-owners, wanted to welcome more pollinators into her garden — and she wanted to be able to do it both quickly and sustainably.

Watch as Charlie Nardozzi, author of The Complete Guide to No-Dig Gardening, helps Lisa create a ready-to-plant garden, by layering different materials, in practically no time.

Last updated: 03/08/2022