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We’ve started a hedging and shrub nursery!

By |2018-06-12T15:41:06+01:00June 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+01:00April 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 [...]

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Stroud Potato Day 2016

By |2016-12-23T19:54:14+01:00February 9th, 2016|Categories: Food, Fruit and veg, Gardening, Grow your own|Tags: , , |

Potato Day 2016 was an even bigger success than the year before! In spite of the bad weather we had lots of interest and raised over £270 profit for Transition Stroud and Down to Earth. But more importantly we had many great conversations and heard from folk who have been inspired to grow more of their food [...]

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The Fruit Exchange 2015 annual report

By |2019-02-04T09:27:06+01:00January 26th, 2016|Categories: Food, Fruit and veg, Fruit Exchange|

Thank you so much to everyone who helped make The Fruit Exchange 2015 such a wonderful success. We are so proud of seeing how well it went, how much waste we prevented and all that gorgeous local, home-grown, fresh fruit being used up! We'd been aware for many years of the amount of fruit which goes [...]

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A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Down to Earth

By |2018-06-12T15:52:05+01:00January 3rd, 2016|Categories: Allotments, Fruit and veg, Gardening, Grow your own, Selsley|Tags: , , , |

We hope that everyone had a lovely Christmas break and enjoyed celebrating the new year. At Down to Earth we always have a Christmas meal together and this year we met at the Selsley community growing scheme for a 'bring and share' Christmas meal. Quite a few volunteers braved the cold and wet to share a meal. [...]

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We’ve been busy running the Fruit Exchange!

By |2019-02-04T09:15:38+01:00August 30th, 2015|Categories: Fruit Exchange|

We launched The Fruit Exchange earlier this year with the hopes of making use of all the surplus fruit in people's gardens. We've been busy setting it up and spreading the word but also getting businesses on board with the idea. It's been a busy few months culminating now in lots of exchanges of surplus fruit! We're [...]

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