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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Back to the Future

By |2021-11-11T11:40:57+00:00November 11th, 2021|Categories: Gardening, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

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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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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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Down to Earth Stroud Newsletter 2016

By |2017-04-13T20:35:02+01:00April 13th, 2017|Categories: Allotments, Fruit and veg, Gardening, Grow your own, Seed Bank, Selsley, Stroud, Vale Hospital Allotments|Tags: , |

Welcome to the Down to Earth Stroud newsletter for 2016. We had another very busy year with the launch of two fantastic new projects plus the growth and development of several others. Here’s a brief summary of some of our key moments and achievements from 2016. Please see our website for more details and photos and [...]

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The inaugural wassail at Vale Community Hospital, Dursley

By |2017-02-22T20:13:17+00:00February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Allotments, Food, Fruit and veg, Fruit Trees, Gardening, Grow your own, Vale Hospital Allotments|Tags: , , , |

We have been a-wassailing! The inaugural Vale wassail was held on Sunday 19th February 2017 attended by around 30 locals including the Mayor of Dursley, Cllr Neil Grecian at the allotments and orchard we installed almost a year ago at Vale Community Hospital in Dursley. Led by wassail master Steve Rowley, the event began with a [...]

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Seed Bank seed available now!

By |2018-06-12T15:30:37+01:00January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Allotments, Food, Fruit and veg, Gardening, Grow your own, Seed Bank, Stroud|Tags: , , , , |

Packets of seeds were flying off our stall at Stroud Farmers' market on Saturday as the Stroud Community Seed Bank launched its first ever catalogue. We were proud to be able to share our very first year of harvest, and delighted to see such a high level of interest in our seeds and the seed bank. [...]

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