W E Shellwell-Cooper

Waltham Abbey, Essex

Dr. Wilfred Edward Shewell-Cooper MBE FLS FRSL FRHS (15 September 1900 – 21 February 1982 was a British organic gardener and pioneer of no-dig gardening. He wrote and published several books, including Soil, Humus and Health (1975), The Royal Gardeners (1952), Grow Your Own Food Supply (1939), and The ABC of Vegetable Gardening (1937). In 1966, he founded the Good Gardeners Association. For many years, his gardens at Arkley Manor were open to the public, allowing the results of his no-dig methods, indicated by a symbol featuring a robin resting on a spade handle, to be seen first-hand.