Down to Earth Stroud support people in growing and harvesting their own fruit and vegetables. Our aim is to increase access to, and availability of fresh, nutritious and healthy food and encourage reconnection with the land.
We provide a range of services including gardening and we run several community projects across Gloucestershire.

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What’s Happening?

Gardening Gloucestershire

Gardening Services

We provide private gardening services and subsidised schemes across Gloucestershire. We are always looking for capable gardeners to join us, preferably with experience in using petrol tools. If you are interested, get in touch!

Fruit Exchange

The Fruit Exchange

We’re back in our fifth(!) year using up surplus produce and coordinating exchanges across Gloucestershire. Find out more about the project and where to take your surplus here…

Seed Bank

Stroud Seed Bank

Seed bank seed is available now! Back for its third year the successful Stroud Community Seed Bank is looking for volunteer seed savers. For our first ever catalogue and a lot more info, click here

Vale Allotments

Vale Hospital Allotments

Our allotments, orchard and ground improvements are coming along nicely! We’re installing our second round of raised bed allotments in 2018. Find out more here…

From The Blog

Selsley Growing scheme June update

Such a lovely place to work and a really friendly group of people.The plots are really looking green and interesting now with so many of the crops we’ve plantedcoming into fruit. Potatoes flowering, beans and peas coming along nicely, parsnips, leeks, onions, garlic [...]

June 2022 price increases

As you will no doubt be aware, prices are rising for many goods and services at the moment. This is affecting Down to Earth and the services we offer. So that we can continue to offer the same range of services and cover [...]

Selsley growing scheme May update

Back again after a week away for a bank holiday and the growing area looks very green and abundant - even if it's bluebells. This week there were only 5 of us with a quick visit from Jane at the end looking very [...]