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Stroud Potato Day all set for 4th February 2017

By |2017-01-17T12:48:14+00:00December 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 |2019-02-04T09:22:39+00:00December 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 |2019-02-04T09:02:15+00:00October 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+00:00August 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 [...]

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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+00:00April 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+00:00February 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+00:00January 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+00:00August 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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