Hi. Our blog has been taken a bit of a backseat lately with everyone being so busy busy with other things but from here on in we hope to have a few more regular pieces for you all. Down to Earth has been progressing at quite a rate this year and has gone through some interesting changes, as one would expect of a young organisation. New projects are being developed and old ones being improved. One of the new project’s we are starting up is Seed-saving. The aim of the project is to conserve and make available to people in the Stroud district ,a range of organic vegetable seeds including some heritage varieties. Already the team are saving parsnip, chard, parsley, perpetual spinach, radish, beetroot, runner beans, broad beans, as well as heritage climbing french beans, cucumbers, squash & tomatoes.

Radish and Fennel

Our Company Secretary, Amanda Godber says ‘in an environment where large seed suppliers are producing more and more GMO and hybrid varieties, it’s important to look at the local picture and try to find a way to become sustainable in producing our own seed. We would like to hear from anyone interested in either growing organic seed for us, or joining our seed-saving club where they can receive seeds’.

Down to Earth will be running a seed-saving workshop in September.
For more information please ring 01453 700011 or email info@downtoearthstroud.co.uk