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New Website and e-mail change

By |2013-07-26T15:47:00+01:00July 26th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

Just a short one, but important.  We have finally found a fantastic person to help us with some of our online technical issues and from 31st July 2013 we have a new web and email address. A big thank you to Mark for getting us sorted.  New website address www.downtoearthstroud.co.ukNew email address info@downtoearthstroud.co.uk

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Still work to be done in the snow

By |2013-01-22T10:54:00+00:00January 22nd, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

It was very cold on Monday, but the snow looked so beautiful. Not much to do in terms of growing, but we did do a plan of what we want to grow this year as well as design some workshops for spring - details to follow soon. After a warming cup of fresh coffee we started [...]

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Coming on winter and we’re still at it

By |2012-11-20T10:38:00+00:00November 20th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

Monday was a wet day, but the kettle didn't seem to mind!Even though it's November, we've got leeks, beetroot, chives, cabbages, sprouts, winter radish, chard, rocket, mizuna, purple sprouting all on the go - the tender ones are covered with old double glazing units - purfick. Also planted up this week broad beans, garlic and over wintering onion sets.Bryan getting [...]

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Stroud Festival of Nature 2012

By |2012-09-12T17:18:00+01:00September 12th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

Another successful Stroud Festival of Nature! How lovely it is to have this yearly event! We had fabulous weather and an estimated 3,000 people attended the festival, so we were kept very busy!  Most of our plants went and there was a lot of interest in our Fruit and Nut Tree Guardianship Scheme. We got contacts for apples [...]

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Selsley – Sept 2012

By |2012-09-12T17:08:00+01:00September 12th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

So where are we at now?    Its been busy busy up at Selsley over these summer months and the site is quite transformed now! The shed's up and a lean-to for storing chairs and tools is in the planning. We were donated a desk and flip chart stand so our thoughts turned towards developing the [...]

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Fruit and Nut tree harvesting

By |2012-09-12T16:55:00+01:00September 12th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

Hello folksSorry we've not been posting that frequently recently, we've had a lot going on within our various projects. We'd love to say we've been getting a great tan with all this outdoor work but no....more like getting drenched:( haven't those slugs and snails been having the best time though?! Lording it frankly! Lovely to see [...]

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Selsley – coming along very nicely

By |2012-07-23T17:51:00+01:00July 23rd, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

So the Community growing space up at Selsley is coming on a real treat! We're doing very well on raised beds and some generous local residents have gifted us a lovely array of plants. We've planted lots of fruit and veg already and expect to plant much more.Its rare that we don't get a visit from [...]

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Spring 2012 Newsletter

By |2012-06-26T11:30:00+01:00June 26th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

Fruit and Nut Tree Guardianship Scheme (FNTGS)Last year we piloted this project with households that had surplus or unwanted fruit and nuts. We made dried fruit products including apples, pears and plums, fruits leathers and apple and black grape concentrate as well as some red wine vinegar! All products were taste trialled with householder and members [...]

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Selsley (community growing space) Week 12

By |2012-06-12T10:05:00+01:00June 12th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

So we're making great progress and one half of the plot is nearly cleared now. Several recycled raised beds of different sizes have been put in place and the whole plot is starting to take shape. We're hoping to get the rest of the plot cleared in the next couple of weeks, then all we need [...]

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Selsley Week 8

By |2012-05-02T20:49:00+01:00May 2nd, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

It's slowly coming together now. We've just planted some blackcurrants, wild garlic, wild and climbing roses (petals are lovely in a salad), very small lavenders, foxgloves (not to eat, but the pollinators love them) and the Jerusalem artichokes have just started to show. With some of the money we raised at the Spring Gardening Event, we've [...]

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