Grow your own

Pollinators for Vegetable Growers

By |2019-06-04T11:21:23+01:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: Fruit and veg, Grow your own, Seed Bank, Stroud, Uncategorized|

Are flowers growing in amongst your vegetable crops beneficial to crop production and seed saving? A row of blooms will attract many pollinating insects throughout the growing season. By sowing hardy annual flower seeds during the autumn and spring, it is quite possible to have a long succession of attractive colour both for the insects and [...]

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Ninth Annual Stroud Potato Day Hailed A Success

By |2019-02-20T18:34:49+01:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Food, Fruit and veg, Grow your own, Stroud|

Down to Earth Stroud and Transition Stroud organisers, Amanda Godber and Jane Brown, announce another successful Potato Day on Saturday 2nd February 2019. After snow, the sun shone on the Farmer’s Market as we settled into our new home. As other stall holders well know, the cold creeps through the layers, but our volunteers gave a [...]

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2018 Stroud Potato Day another great success!

By |2018-02-20T13:53:34+01:00February 20th, 2018|Categories: Food, Fruit and veg, Grow your own, Stroud, Uncategorized|

This was the 8th Stroud Potato Day and the best so far! We raised £608.80 in total on the day from the potato sale. Congrats to the team. This year there are hardly any tubers left over... Our Stroud Community Seed Bank was also there on the day with packets of seeds locally saved. Nearly 400 [...]

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Selsley Community Growing Scheme Updates

By |2018-05-31T17:54:45+01:00November 7th, 2017|Categories: Allotments, Grow your own, Selsley, Stroud|Tags: |

This season has seen a great deal of abundance up at Selsley allotments, with a succession of both fruit and vegetable crops being harvested every week. From courgettes, potatoes, chard and tomatoes to raspberries, apples and blackcurrants, volunteers have been able to take away full bags of fresh, healthy and organically grown produce. Best of all [...]

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Vale Hospital Allotments Workshops in 2017

By |2017-08-04T13:08:31+01:00August 4th, 2017|Categories: Allotments, Grow your own, Vale Hospital Allotments|Tags: |

We've got an exciting range of workshops for our allotment holders at Vale Community Hospital coming up this autumn: Permaculture Your Plot with Helen Pitel Thursday 14th September 7-9pm at GL11 in Cam Lots of new ideas for pest control, companion planting, rotations and fertility building the permaculture way, and making the gardening easier too! Spend [...]

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Award for our contribution to the environment from Stroud Town Council

By |2017-05-25T12:09:39+01:00May 25th, 2017|Categories: Grow your own, Stroud|Tags: |

We had a lovely evening at the Stroud Town Council annual awards last night, Wednesday 24th May, in which we won a Stroud Town award for our contribution to the environment. Amanda was very chuffed to receive the award and we are all very grateful to the council for everything they do. Congratulations to all the [...]

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Selsley Community Growing Scheme Spring 2017

By |2017-05-16T19:29:17+01:00May 16th, 2017|Categories: Allotments, Food, Fruit and veg, Gardening, Grow your own, Selsley|Tags: , |

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 far [...]

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Down to Earth Stroud Newsletter 2016

By |2017-04-13T20:35:02+01:00April 13th, 2017|Categories: Allotments, Fruit and veg, Gardening, Grow your own, Seed Bank, Selsley, Stroud, Vale Hospital Allotments|Tags: , |

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 and [...]

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7th Annual Stroud Potato Day 2017 results and thanks

By |2018-06-05T18:50:56+01:00February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Food, Grow your own, Stroud|Tags: |

What a wonderful Day! Our 7th annual Stroud Potato Day was once again successful in so many ways, not just financially. We had a lovely turn out. The Potato Lemon Drizzle cake was all gone by 1pm and the tubers were literally flying off the tables!! Some beginners bought just one to grow in a pot [...]

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The inaugural wassail at Vale Community Hospital, Dursley

By |2017-02-22T20:13:17+01:00February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Allotments, Food, Fruit and veg, Fruit Trees, Gardening, Grow your own, Vale Hospital Allotments|Tags: , , , |

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 a [...]

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