Grow your own

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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Seed Bank seed available now!

By |2018-06-12T15:30:37+01:00January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Allotments, Food, Fruit and veg, Gardening, Grow your own, Seed Bank, Stroud|Tags: , , , , |

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 bank. [...]

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Join us for the first ever Vale Wassail on Sunday 19th February 2017

By |2017-01-23T07:02:32+01:00January 17th, 2017|Categories: Allotments, Fruit Trees, Gardening, Grow your own, Vale Hospital Allotments|Tags: , , |

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, banish [...]

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Fruit Tree Sale at Stroud Farmers Market 21st January 2017

By |2017-01-17T18:16:36+01:00January 10th, 2017|Categories: Fruit Trees, Gardening, Grow your own, Stroud|Tags: , , |

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 delivery [...]

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Stroud Potato Day all set for 4th February 2017

By |2017-01-17T12:48:14+01:00December 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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Selsley Community Growing Scheme open day part of Stroud Valleys Showcase

By |2019-02-04T09:02:15+01:00October 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+01:00August 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+01:00April 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+01:00February 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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