Stephanie Hafferty is an award winning garden and food writer, garden consultant, garden designer and no dig organic gardener with over 30 years practical experience of growing food year round, affordably. A leading expert in no dig gardening in the UK, she has worked as a professional no dig gardener for 15 years including on market gardens and running kitchen gardens on private estates, for restaurants and community projects. She runs no dig courses from her new homestead in Wales.
The author of two books published by Permanent Publications - the best selling No Dig Organic Home and Garden and plant based recipe book The Creative Kitchen - Stephanie works as a freelance writer for national and international publications including Permaculture Magazine, Kitchen Garden Magazine, Gardeners’ World Magazine and Bloom.
Known for her practical, informative, friendly and down to earth gardening, Stephanie started to learn how to grow food year round whilst raising three children on her own, on a tiny income. She shares information on social media and her new You Tube channel.
Stephanie is a small scale homesteader, using self sufficiency skills to grow food year round and create seasonal meals, drinks, body care, herbal remedies, homecare products and natural dyes using homegrown and foraged ingredients. In 2021 she moved from Somerset to Wales and started a new homestead on half an acre, entirely using no dig methods and on a tight budget, which was featured on BBC Gardeners’ World in December 2022.
An experienced public speaker and event host, she gives talks and workshops in the UK and abroad, with topics including no dig gardening, sustainable growing, wildlife gardening and homesteading. In 2021 she project managed and co-designed the RHS No Dig Allotment Demonstration Garden at RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival, showcasing permaculture and no dig techniques to a wide audience.