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Spring Garden Event 2014

By |2014-04-15T12:27:16+01:00April 15th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

Even though the sun kept away on Saturday, we still had a great day with lots of visitors. Thank you to Ellen Winter from Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust around Stroud for taking a few pictures of the stalls before things got busy. . Down to Earth's stall . On our stall we had available 4 [...]

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Selsley Update and Annual Spring Garden Event

By |2019-02-04T09:09:37+00:00April 3rd, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

Selsley Update from Amanda: We've been given access to a bit more land up at Selsley and over the winter, we've been clearing brambles and bay willow herb. Some of our recycled ornamental plants have been put in along the wall to give it some colour. This additional land gives us more much needed space to [...]

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Stroud Potato Day 2014 – and what to do with your potato seeds

By |2014-02-20T11:16:19+00:00February 20th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

Bailey, Clare and Annie - Photographs courtesy of Simon Pizzey from Stroud Life Newspaper. . Norah with her mashed potato lemon cake, which is delicious! . Another successful Potato day! A big pat on the back for all Down to Earth and Transition Stroud Volunteers who made it happen. Hopefully most of [...]

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February Events

By |2014-01-29T15:10:37+00:00January 29th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

Saturday 1st February, 10am - 3pm is our annual POTATO DAY at the Merrywalks shopping centre, in partnership with Transition Stroud. Come along and buy your tubers, ask questions, and try some potato cake All tubers once again provided by Dundry Nurseries - www.dundrynurseries.co.uk Varieties available will include: 1st Earlies: SWIFT, INTERNATIONAL KIDNEY, CASABLANCA, ROCKET, ARAN PILOT, COLLEEN [...]

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Our Local Fruit Project Product List

By |2019-02-04T09:17:34+00:00January 29th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

Down to Earth has achieved so much with this project over the past couple of years. The list of products is fantastic and just goes to show the abundance of fruit there is within our district. A large proportion  of  work done on this project is carried out by volunteers, we hope this will change as [...]

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Water collection at Selsley allotments

By |2013-12-06T11:06:47+00:00December 6th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

By Fred . Water harvesting is invaluable, and winter is a good time to monitor a new system and assess how successful/workable it it. If you are harvesting rain that falls in the summer, you can help yourself through the dry July's and Augusts. . This is a rain water collection system made from materials that were found [...]

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Stroud Apple Town – by Robin Collins

By |2013-11-01T10:48:13+00:00November 1st, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

One Day you were planted: Who saw you grow? Whose hands were first to pick your fruits? And you grew, many springtimes sparkled through your boughs, where your blossoms floated; many summers where your fruit, ripened with the sun high over Stroud. Apple those beauty surely spanned two-world wars, standing like a handsome woman, with her [...]

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Potato Harvest 2013

By |2015-07-31T11:28:44+01:00November 1st, 2013|Categories: Food, Gardening|

Written by Fred When Amanda suggested growing potatoes and selling them, in a potato club, I had no idea we would have such a successful crop. Potatoes are an amazing gift from nature to us, bred over the millennia in the Andes by south American peoples, and then here. Packed with energy and goodness, a crop which stores well for [...]

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CCN course for Local Food Groups

By |2013-10-29T14:20:08+00:00October 29th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

Amanda is teaching a Community Composting for Local Food Groups course with the Community Composting Network in Nov/Dec The course will be running for 3 Fridays - Nov 22nd, 29th, Dec 6th and is being held at Cheltenham Community Composting site, Well Close House, Lansdown Parade, GL50 2LH More details about the course fee can be [...]

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