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Selsley Growing scheme June update

By |2022-06-24T09:43:08+01:00June 24th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 to name a few.               Even the [...]

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June 2022 price increases

By |2022-05-25T10:41:37+01:00May 25th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 our costs, we have no choice but to raise fees for private gardening [...]

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Selsley growing scheme May update

By |2022-05-05T09:26:03+01:00May 5th, 2022|Categories: Allotments, Food, Friends, Fruit and veg, Gardening, Grow your own, Volunteering|

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 much like a lady gardener. We planted more potatoes. If in doubt, plant [...]

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Selsley Growing Scheme update April 22

By |2022-04-19T08:46:54+01:00April 19th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Blog 4 - Selsley Community Growing Scheme April This week was Ruth’s last for a while as she is going off to sunnier climes for a few months. Good job she’s got the hat for it! We wish her well and look forward to hearing all about her adventures when she gets back. In her place [...]

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Selsley Growing scheme March Update

By |2022-03-21T09:26:47+00:00March 21st, 2022|Categories: Allotments, Food, Friends, Fruit and veg, Gardening, Grow your own, Selsley, Stroud, Volunteering|

Fortunately no rain last week but cold again. I was greeted with a tree pushed over by storm Eunice (or her brother) so Jane and Steve got to work chopping up branches for fire wood. We planted onions and beans and generally tidied up the various rows. Fiona spent some time in the green house, planting [...]

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Creating and sustaining and thriving garden

By |2022-02-21T14:40:14+00:00February 21st, 2022|Categories: Food, Fruit and veg, Gardening, Grow your own, Uncategorized|

This was put together by a local aspiring gardener and blogger. We understand they also have quite the menagerie at home on their mini farm too. We're keen to support and promote local writer to help people to get their green fingers going. For more info: http://thespencersadventures.net/ A Quick Guide to Creating and Sustaining a Thriving [...]

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Selsley Growing Scheme updates

By |2022-02-21T14:19:47+00:00February 21st, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

It has been cold but no rain which makes the gardening enjoyable and keeps us moving to stay warm. The various plots have been dug over and prepared and the compost sorted and put into bags ready to put out on the beds when needed. We have 6 compost piles which take a lot of heavy [...]

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Permaculture intro course

By |2022-01-24T11:24:43+00:00January 24th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

On the 5th and 6th February Emily from Muck and Magic will be running a two day intro to Permaculture course. The Course is in Pagan Hill at the Octagon. Priced at £120.00 Permaculture is the the practice of land management and settlement design that adopts a natural, whole systems approach. More details on this wiki [...]

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Seedbank 2022

By |2022-02-21T14:07:37+00:00January 17th, 2022|Categories: Food, Seed Bank, Stroud, Uncategorized|

Seedbank workshops being held soon. Reserve your place before they all go. Throughout May and again in September our amazing seed savers are running small, personal workshops to help you to save seed and help provide food security for all. Details on the attached poster. For more info and to book, contact Jane at: johnbrown@cooptel.net    [...]

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We’re recruiting

By |2022-02-21T13:55:47+00:00November 24th, 2021|Categories: Jobs and Positions, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Down to earth is a Gloucestershire wide not for profit Community Interest Company. We (amongst other things) aim to: encourage re-connection with the land, increase access to and availability of, fresh, nutritious and healthy food, and support people in developing a range of growing and gardening based self-employed opportunities. We are looking for an experienced gardener [...]

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