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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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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Stroud Potato and Seed Bank Day 2020

By |2020-01-17T17:44:26+00:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: Grow your own, Stroud|

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 [...]

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Barn Dance Save the Bees Fundraiser

By |2019-11-11T14:09:24+00:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: Stroud|

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 [...]

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Seed Saving Workshop for Oakridge Parochial School in Stroud

By |2019-10-04T16:33:18+01:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Allotments, Food, Seed Bank, 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 [...]

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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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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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Selsley Community Growing Scheme Updates

By |2018-05-31T17:54:45+01:00November 7th, 2017|Categories: Allotments, Grow your own, Selsley, Stroud|Tags: |

This season has seen a great deal of abundance up at Selsley allotments, with a succession of both fruit and vegetable crops being harvested every week. From courgettes, potatoes, chard and tomatoes to raspberries, apples and blackcurrants, volunteers have been able to take away full bags of fresh, healthy and organically grown produce. Best of all [...]

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