No-dig gardening is a method that derives from a simple philosophy: that soil should be worked gently if at all. It was originally popularized in the 1970s when Fukuoka Masanobu published his book One Straw Revolution.
Building Soil with Lasagna Gardening Susan discusses several great ways to build soil, including the strategy that I used to create a new garden without tilling or plowing: Sheet Mulching or Lasagna Gardening. Essentially, a lasagna garden is made up of layers and layers of organic material that compost in place to create rich garden beds.
With ever rising costs at the grocery store and many communities experiencing the closing of well-known grocery chains and additionally being “down-sided” to very limited selections in fresh produce — I think it’s time to return to the prudence of having home grown organic gardens as just one way of fighting back inflationary times. There’s got to be a better way and that is found by growing your own fruits and vegetables in a layering (lasagna style) garden.