Transformational Gardening

Ruth Stout Method

Image from Ruth Stout's Garden DVD

Ruth Stout was a pioneer of “no work gardening techniques” in the United States. Her gardening techniques known as the “Ruth Stout Method” (as named by the readers of her books), had some of the following benefits:


The Ruth Stout No-Work Garden Book: Secrets of the year-round mulch method
by Ruth Stout
Rodale Press (c1971)
ISBN: 0878570004
How to Have a Green Thumb Without an Aching Back: A New Method of Mulch Gardening
by Ruth Stout
Fireside (c1990)
ISBN: 0671640615
Gardening Without Work: For the Ageing, the Busy, and the Indolent
by Ruth Stout
The Lyons Press (c1998)
ISBN: 1558216545

Videos (VHS/DVD)

Ruth Stout's Garden
P.O. Box 71
Issaquah, WA 98207 USA
Phone: 425-430-2446

Web Links

Ruth Stout: The No-Dig Dutches Excellent multi-page article. Page slow to load. Give it a few minutes
Ruth Stout's System Excerpt from Ruth Stout's book: Gardening Without Work
Ruth Stout, Gardening Gadfly Article by Joanne Brown, Frederick County Master Gardener
Ruth Stout and Permanent Hay Mulch Mother Earth News article.

Web site created in June 2009. Some pages still under construction. The
2009 gardening exerpeinces and the 2009 foraging experiences are up-to-date. The rest of the links will be added gradually. Sorry for the inconvenience.