Sorry, don't think 'no dig' gardening runs quite on these lines but
couldn't see a specific post. Please correct me if wrong and point me
to a better place. Me's new so please be nice; I am from UK too if
note the gardening groups (rec.gardens and rec.gardens.edible)
are still there and have more readers/writers than here.
and yes, no dig/no till gardens are just fine with permaculture
ideas, in many cases the transition from bare land to food
forest can be no dig gardens.