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Down to Earth Stroud 2018-06-29T14:50:22+00:00

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 fourth year using up surplus produce and coordinating exchanges across Gloucestershire. Find a list of participating businesses here and find out more about the project 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

Art on the Plot: New Sculpture for Vale Community Hospital Allotment Scheme

Two years after the first ground was broken at the Vale Community Hospital allotment site, a sculpture has been installed to celebrate its progress. The completed piece When the community hospital in Dursley, Gloucestershire, was designed and built 10 years ago, [...]

2018 Stroud Potato Day another great success!

This was the 8th Stroud Potato Day and the best so far! We raised £608.80 in total on the day from the potato sale. Congrats to the team. This year there are hardly any tubers left over... Our Stroud Community Seed Bank was [...]

Selsley Community Growing Scheme Updates

This season has seen a great deal of abundance up at Selsley allotments, with a succession of both fruit and vegetable crops being harvested every week. From courgettes, potatoes, chard and tomatoes to raspberries, apples and blackcurrants, volunteers have been able to take [...]

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