STROUD POTATO DAY 2022!!
Our well established and unmissable annual sale of Seed Potatoes heralds the start of the home food producing season
SATURDAY 5th FEBRUARY, 2022
STROUD FARMERS MARKET from 8.30am to 2pm
We had a successful, if smaller version of our Spud Celebration of 2021 and due to continued uncertainty, we are planning a repeat of the same for 2022.
Please do support Transition Stroud and Down to Earth
With our annual promotion of Grow your Own food and the magic of the common potato in at least 16 varieties
As usual, we source our spuds from Dundry Nurseries who support us with bags, labels and cost price spuds.
They have had difficulties with some varieties, especially from Holland due to Brexit, but we are still able to offer a good selection of Earlies and Main crops.
This is a great Fund Raiser and Awareness Raiser for both organisations
It has become a popular Stroud event attracting many new and seasoned growers so the whole stall positively ‘buzzes’ with spud enthusiasm!
We always need volunteers to help throughout the day.
If you have volunteered before, please put this date in your diary, and I will be emailing you nearer the time to ask if you can help again.
If you are new, please do contact me so that I have your email address and can give details of the day.
It is often very cold, but you will be warmed by the goodwill of the many folk who join us and love growing their own delicious food!
Contact Jane Brown: firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Gardening from Jane Brown and Amanda Godber (Down to Earth)
SPRING / SUMMER
Down to Earth’s
STROUD COMMUNITY SEED BANK ANNUAL DISTRIBUTION OF LOCALLY SAVED SEEDS 2022 (HARVESTED IN 2021)
Please note that packets of seeds saved locally will be on offer in 6 locations in the District of Stroud from February 2022:;
Loose Shop (top of the town High St)
Trinity Rooms (Field Rd, opposite Stroud Hospital)
Paganhill Community Café
The Long Table (Brimscombe)
Chalford Community Shop
Horsley Community Shop
It is illegal to sell saved seeds, so we give them away, however, we do ask for a donation to help with our running costs.
Please visit our website and Facebook to see our catalogue of seeds due out in Jan 2022.
Throughout 2022 Jane and Sally will host a few basic seed saving workshops. All seed donated to the seed bank needs to have come from seed savers who have attended our workshops, to ensure consistency and quality of seed saved. This is incredibly important for the resilience and longevity of the seed.
£5-£10 sliding scale fee to help us with admin and materials
Please contact: Jane Brown at email: email@example.com
Please tell anyone you think might be interested in learning this fascinating and valuable skill.
A time to gather together in a few gardens around Stroud to talk seeds, growing, be outside and drink tea!
Date, time and place TBC.
Film Night – TBC
Harvest Gathering (Time and Date TBC)
Seed Packaging (Time and Dates TBC)
Seed Distribution (Time and Dates TBC)
Trip to Vital Seeds
Email if you’re interested!