A small group of volunteers look after this community growing scheme on the side of a hill in the beautiful parish of Selsley near Stroud. We meet weekly as a group and always have a long ‘to do’ list which includes maintenance, clearing, preparing and planting and this spring has been busier than ever. So […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Selsley Community Growing Scheme Spring 2017
Welcome to the Down to Earth Stroud newsletter for 2016. We had another very busy year with the launch of two fantastic new projects plus the growth and development of several others. Here’s a brief summary of some of our key moments and achievements from 2016. Please see our website for more details and photos […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Down to Earth Stroud Newsletter 2016
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The inaugural wassail at Vale Community Hospital, Dursley
Packets of seeds were flying off our stall at Stroud Farmers’ market on Saturday as the Stroud Community Seed Bank launched its first ever catalogue. We were proud to be able to share our very first year of harvest, and delighted to see such a high level of interest in our seeds and the seed […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Seed Bank seed available now!
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, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Join us for the first ever Vale Wassail on Sunday 19th February 2017
We will have a stall on the 21st of January 2017 at Stroud Farmers market! The fruit tree sale will include a variety of fruit trees and soft fruit shrubs available including some more out-of-the ordinary fruit like medlar, mulberry, various nuts, tayberry, loganberry and many more! We’ll also be taking orders on the day for another […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Fruit Tree Sale at Stroud Farmers Market 21st January 2017
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Selsley Community Growing Scheme open day part of Stroud Valleys Showcase
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on We’ve started a hedging and shrub nursery!