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 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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Our 2019 Newsletter with Updates on All Our Projects

By |2019-10-04T16:05:32+01:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Food, Fruit and veg, Fruit Exchange, Gardening, Seed Bank, Stroud, Vale Hospital Allotments|

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

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

By |2019-07-04T12:33:39+01:00July 4th, 2019|Categories: Allotments, Food, Fruit and veg, Fruit Trees, Gardening, Grow your own, Uncategorized, Volunteering|

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 [...]

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Pollinators for Vegetable Growers

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

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 [...]

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Ninth Annual Stroud Potato Day Hailed A Success

By |2019-02-20T18:34:49+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Food, Fruit and veg, Grow your own, Stroud|

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 [...]

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2018 Stroud Potato Day another great success!

By |2018-02-20T13:53:34+00:00February 20th, 2018|Categories: Food, Fruit and veg, Grow your own, Stroud, Uncategorized|

This was the 8th Stroud Potato Day and the best so far! We raised £608.80 in total on the day from the potato sale. Congrats to the team. This year there are hardly any tubers left over... Our Stroud Community Seed Bank was also there on the day with packets of seeds locally saved. Nearly 400 [...]

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Could you be a fruit warden? The Fruit Exchange needs volunteers!

By |2020-02-06T18:52:49+00:00June 27th, 2017|Categories: Food, Fruit and veg, Fruit Exchange, Volunteering|Tags: , |

The Fruit Exchange is now in its third year and this year we want to do even more to help use up unwanted fruit (and vegetables and nuts) across the Stroud District and across Gloucestershire. How many of us have passed a plum, apple or pear tree laden with fruit, and then seen it fallen on [...]

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Selsley Community Growing Scheme Spring 2017

By |2017-05-16T19:29:17+01:00May 16th, 2017|Categories: Allotments, Food, Fruit and veg, Gardening, Grow your own, Selsley|Tags: , |

A small group of volunteers look after this community growing scheme on the side of a hill in the beautiful parish of Selsley near Stroud. We meet weekly as a group and always have a long 'to do' list which includes maintenance, clearing, preparing and planting and this spring has been busier than ever. So far [...]

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