We’re recruiting

By |2021-11-24T10:02:20+00:00November 24th, 2021|Categories: Jobs and Positions, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

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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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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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Seed Savers – Making Good Organic Compost

By |2018-11-10T12:46:11+00:00November 10th, 2018|Categories: Selsley, Uncategorized|Tags: |

Looking after the soil on your plot is fundamental to grow good crops and produce the best seeds for saving. As this season becomes fully autumnal, it is a great time to use existing compost or to prepare to make some in the future. Home made compost is a good soil conditioner for whatever soil you [...]

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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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Seed Bank trip to Heritage Seed Library

By |2018-06-12T15:33:31+01:00August 8th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

boxes of seeds in the temperature and humidity controlled seed store room at HSL In the heatwave at the end of July, nine members of the Stroud Community Seed Bank set off on an expedition to the national Heritage Seed Library at Garden Organic near Coventry. We spent a couple of hours touring the [...]

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Spring Garden Event 2014

By |2014-04-15T12:27:16+01:00April 15th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

Even though the sun kept away on Saturday, we still had a great day with lots of visitors. Thank you to Ellen Winter from Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust around Stroud for taking a few pictures of the stalls before things got busy. . Down to Earth's stall . On our stall we had available 4 [...]

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Selsley Update and Annual Spring Garden Event

By |2019-02-04T09:09:37+00:00April 3rd, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

Selsley Update from Amanda: We've been given access to a bit more land up at Selsley and over the winter, we've been clearing brambles and bay willow herb. Some of our recycled ornamental plants have been put in along the wall to give it some colour. This additional land gives us more much needed space to [...]

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Stroud Potato Day 2014 – and what to do with your potato seeds

By |2014-02-20T11:16:19+00:00February 20th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

Bailey, Clare and Annie - Photographs courtesy of Simon Pizzey from Stroud Life Newspaper. . Norah with her mashed potato lemon cake, which is delicious! . Another successful Potato day! A big pat on the back for all Down to Earth and Transition Stroud Volunteers who made it happen. Hopefully most of [...]

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