We’re recruiting

Cheltenham gardening vacancy DtE needs an experienced gardener in Cheltenham to weed and plant up borders & prune shrubs. Qualifications not essential, but experience is required, especially a basic knowledge of plants. Must have own transport, tools, public liability insurance and be able to work independently. We will pay for a DBS (police check) in order [...]

By |2021-11-24T10:02:20+00:00November 24th, 2021|Categories: Jobs and Positions, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on We’re recruiting

Friends of Down to Earth scheme

We are delighted to offer an opportunity to contribute to the work we do with a Friend membership. Tools in the Cinderford shed Could you offer regular, monthly support with a Friends membership? If you could pay a regular amount to our organisation it would be a huge help. As a not for profit [...]

By |2021-11-11T14:52:47+00:00November 11th, 2021|Categories: Friends|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Friends of Down to Earth scheme

Back to the Future

In 2009, 12 years ago, a tiny seed was sown. That seed was Down to Earth. Now, Down to Earth has grown to become a well know, well respected not-for-profit local community organisation. It has helped many people come together and benefit from a love of the outdoors, food, nature and engagement with the land. This [...]

By |2021-11-11T11:40:57+00:00November 11th, 2021|Categories: Gardening, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Back to the Future

Stroud Potato and Seed Bank Day 2020

Down to Earth and Transition Stroud present: STROUD POTATO and SEED DAY 2020! The main day will be Saturday 1st February at the Farmer’s Market from 8.30am to 2pm. This year we will also be available the evening beforehand on Friday 31st January from 5pm to 8pm at Stroud Congregational Church Hall. Buy your potatoes, take [...]

By |2020-01-17T17:44:26+00:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: Grow your own, Stroud|Comments Off on Stroud Potato and Seed Bank Day 2020

Barn Dance Save the Bees Fundraiser

Barn Dance 'Save the Bees' Fundraiser! Want to come to a Barn Dance? Then get your cowboy boots on, some straw to chew on, and we'll see you on the dance floor, for this fundraiser to keep Bee the Change Project, buzzing! Saturday the 16th of November, 7pm, Kings Stanley Village Hall, Stroud. The band who'll [...]

By |2019-11-11T14:09:24+00:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: Stroud|Comments Off on Barn Dance Save the Bees Fundraiser

Seed Saving Workshop for Oakridge Parochial School in Stroud

A group of inspiring young seed savers at Oakridge Parochial School in Stroud took part in a seed saving workshop with our own Stroud Community Seed Bank recently. Collecting no less than 9 varieties of seed, they have seen the full loop from seed to plant to seed. Apart from now being able to rely on [...]

By |2019-10-04T16:33:18+01:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Allotments, Food, Seed Bank, Stroud|Comments Off on Seed Saving Workshop for Oakridge Parochial School in Stroud

Our 2019 Newsletter with Updates on All Our Projects

Welcome to our round up for 2019 - it's been a very busy and productive year so far!  

By |2019-10-04T16:05:32+01:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Food, Fruit and veg, Fruit Exchange, Gardening, Seed Bank, Stroud, Vale Hospital Allotments|Comments Off on Our 2019 Newsletter with Updates on All Our Projects

Churchdown GP Surgery in Gloucester to Get the Down to Earth Treatment!

We're delighted to announce that we have been given the go ahead to develop the land around Churchdown GP Surgery in Gloucester! We will be setting up allotments and a raised bed community growing scheme just as we have at Vale Community Hospital in Dursley. We will also be improving the flower beds, maintaining the grounds [...]

By |2019-07-04T12:33:39+01:00July 4th, 2019|Categories: Allotments, Food, Fruit and veg, Fruit Trees, Gardening, Grow your own, Uncategorized, Volunteering|Comments Off on Churchdown GP Surgery in Gloucester to Get the Down to Earth Treatment!

Pollinators for Vegetable Growers

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 [...]

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

Ninth Annual Stroud Potato Day Hailed A Success

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 [...]

By |2019-02-20T18:34:49+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Food, Fruit and veg, Grow your own, Stroud|Comments Off on Ninth Annual Stroud Potato Day Hailed A Success
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