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7th Annual Stroud Potato Day 2017 results and thanks

By |2018-06-05T18:50:56+00:00Feb 23rd, 2017|Categories: Food, Grow your own, Stroud|Tags: |

What a wonderful Day! Our 7th annual Stroud Potato Day was once again successful in so many ways, not just financially. We had a lovely turn out. The Potato Lemon Drizzle cake was all gone by 1pm and the tubers were literally flying off the tables!! Some beginners bought just one to grow in a pot [...]

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The inaugural wassail at Vale Community Hospital, Dursley

By |2017-02-22T20:13:17+00:00Feb 22nd, 2017|Categories: Allotments, Food, Fruit and veg, Fruit Trees, Gardening, Grow your own, Vale Hospital Allotments|Tags: , , , |

We have been a-wassailing! The inaugural Vale wassail was held on Sunday 19th February 2017 attended by around 30 locals including the Mayor of Dursley, Cllr Neil Grecian at the allotments and orchard we installed almost a year ago at Vale Community Hospital in Dursley. Led by wassail master Steve Rowley, the event began with a [...]

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Join us for the first ever Vale Wassail on Sunday 19th February 2017

By |2017-01-23T07:02:32+00:00Jan 17th, 2017|Categories: Allotments, Fruit Trees, Gardening, Grow your own, Vale Hospital Allotments|Tags: , , |

Please join us for our first ever Vale Wassail at Vale Community Hospital in Dursley on Sunday 19th February from 4.30pm. For this traditional ancient ceremony we will say a toast for growth and an abundant harvest. The wassail celebrates the humble apple tree. We will give thanks for its produce and scare away evil spirits, banish [...]

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Stroud Potato Day all set for 4th February 2017

By |2017-01-17T12:48:14+00:00Dec 23rd, 2016|Categories: Food, Fruit and veg, Grow your own, Stroud|Tags: , , , , |

Celebrate the humble potato once again at the seventh annual Stroud Potato Day on Saturday 4th February 2017. Run in conjunction with Transition Stroud the Potato Day aims to encourage more people to grow their own food, starting with potatoes! A variety of seed potatoes will be available at competitive prices and can be bought in [...]

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Vale Community Hospital Allotments progress updates

By |2017-01-17T12:53:04+00:00Dec 17th, 2016|Categories: Food, Fruit and veg, Gardening, Vale Hospital Allotments|Tags: , , |

It's been a very productive few months this autumn at the Vale Community Hospital Allotments in Dursley. Our new allotment tenants have begun planting and our flower borders are in. The first flower border we transformed looked beautiful until frosts earlier this month - lots of bright colours and we hope that next year will be [...]

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Selsley Community Growing Scheme open day part of Stroud Valleys Showcase

By |2017-01-17T14:32:48+00:00Oct 25th, 2016|Categories: Allotments, Food, Fruit and veg, Gardening, Grow your own, Selsley|Tags: , , , |

On Monday 3rd October 2016 we welcomed around 20 visitors to an open day at our Selsley Community Growing Scheme as part of the fantastic Stroud Valleys Showcase. In the beautiful parish of Selsley, we are fortunate to be able to use some private allotments that had been neglected over the last 20 years. We decided [...]

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The allotments are going in at Vale Community Hospital in Dursley

By |2016-12-23T19:54:13+00:00Aug 21st, 2016|Categories: Allotments, Fruit and veg, Gardening, Grow your own, Vale Hospital Allotments|Tags: , , , , |

We're making excellent progress at Vale Community Hospital! We've had a good team of volunteers show up each week, new friendships have been made and we did 15 raised beds over 2 days at the beginning of August. The next week we started putting the compost in and they are coming along nicely now. Thanks to The [...]

The Fruit Exchange 2016 – participating businesses

By |2018-06-12T15:36:32+00:00Jul 4th, 2016|Categories: Food, Fruit and veg, Fruit Exchange, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Now in its second year, The Fruit Exchange did so well in 2015 that we hope it will be even bigger and better in 2016. If you have any surplus produce, here is the list of participating businesses who might want it. Please contact them and arrange the exchange. If you cannot find a business near you please [...]

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We’ve started a hedging and shrub nursery!

By |2018-06-12T15:41:06+00:00Jun 28th, 2016|Categories: Allotments, Fruit Trees, Gardening, Grow your own, Selsley|Tags: , , , , |

We're collecting/accepting donations of unwanted shrubs and hedging materials - particularly saplings - that we're going to eventually sell or give away for a donation. The reason we're doing this is that a lot of commercial hedging, although promoted as native, is actually brought in from Holland. Our work includes being asked to create wildlife friendly [...]

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Launch of Vale Community Hospital Allotment Scheme

By |2016-12-23T19:54:14+00:00Apr 11th, 2016|Categories: Allotments, Fruit and veg, Grow your own, Vale Hospital Allotments|Tags: , , , |

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new project at Vale Community Hospital in Dursley. We will be developing unused ground at the front of the hospital and installing up to 40 raised bed allotments for local individuals and groups interested in growing their own fruit and vegetables. There is a growing body of evidence to [...]