Down to Earth Stroud support people in growing and harvesting their own fruit and vegetables. Our aim is to increase access to, and availability of, fresh, nutritious and healthy food and encourage reconnection with the land.
We provide a range of services including gardening and we run several community projects across Gloucestershire.

What’s Happening?

Gardening Gloucestershire

Gardening Services

We provide private gardening services and subsidised schemes across Gloucestershire. We are always looking for capable gardeners to join us, preferably with experience in using petrol tools. If you are interested, get in touch!

Fruit Exchange

The Fruit Exchange

We’re back in our fifth(!) year using up surplus produce and coordinating exchanges across Gloucestershire. Find out more about the project and where to take your surplus here…

Seed Bank

Stroud Seed Bank

Seed bank seed is available now! Back for its third year the successful Stroud Community Seed Bank is looking for volunteer seed savers. For our first ever catalogue and a lot more info, click here

Vale Allotments

Vale Hospital Allotments

Our allotments, orchard and ground improvements are coming along nicely! We’re installing our second round of raised bed allotments in 2018. Find out more here…

From The Blog

Pollinators for Vegetable Growers

Are flowers growing in amongst your vegetable crops beneficial to crop production and seed saving? A row of blooms will attract many pollinating insects throughout the growing season. By sowing hardy annual flower seeds during the autumn and spring, it is quite possible [...]

  • Stroud Potato Day 2019

Ninth Annual Stroud Potato Day Hailed A Success

Down to Earth Stroud and Transition Stroud organisers, Amanda Godber and Jane Brown, announce another successful Potato Day on Saturday 2nd February 2019. After snow, the sun shone on the Farmer’s Market as we settled into our new home. As other stall holders [...]

Seed Savers – Making Good Organic Compost

Looking after the soil on your plot is fundamental to grow good crops and produce the best seeds for saving. As this season becomes fully autumnal, it is a great time to use existing compost or to prepare to make some in the [...]

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