Welcome to our round up for 2019 - it's been a very busy and productive year so far!
The Fruit Exchange is now in its third year and this year we want to do even more to help use up unwanted fruit (and vegetables and nuts) across the Stroud District and across Gloucestershire. How many of us have passed a plum, apple or pear tree laden with fruit, and then seen it fallen on [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Our Fruit Exchange is about to take off! From our experience of running a fruit project for three years, we know that there is a lot of surplus or unwanted fruit in gardens that could be used to encourage and support food outlets to use locally grown produce. As well as reducing food miles, we believe [...]
As you all likely know we at Down to Earth love the fruit, especially the local fruit! So much so that it is our mission to do all we can to increase access to local fruit (and nuts), while doing that also fulfilling another mission of ours - reducing local food waste and increasing local food [...]