Sunday, February 12, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

Commonwealth Potato Collection is first deposit in Global Seed Vault

In a sandstone mountain on the island of Spitsbergen, halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, the Global Seed Vault at Svalbard is the world’s largest collection of crop diversity - it plans to be a fail-safe seed storage facility. Read all about it here.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Stroud Potato Day success!

Great article by Jamie Wiseman at Stroud News and Journal with some great photos of Stroud Potato Day 2017: see here.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Acclaimed Stroud Potato Book re-issued!

Launch in 2011: Philip and Josie
Ahead of our seventh Stroud Potato Day on 4th February we have relaunched the amazing Stroud Potato Day Recipe Book. This book was launched back in 2011 - see here.

It has a new cover and the same 40 recipes from local people and restaurants including local food write Mathew Fort - plus nutritional advice re potatoes and folklore - did you know keeping ginger with potatoes helps keep both fresh!

The book will be available at various places including our stall in Merrywalks on Potato Day - but for those who want to grab a copy now go along to the Stroud Valleys PRoject and buy this excellent stocking filler for £5.00. Money from book raised going to Transition Stroud.

New cover
Click to see one of the recipes

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Stroud Potato Day 2016

Helen Royall posing for press!
Well we've done it again....this time over £270 profit for Transition Stroud and Down to Earth - but more importantly some great conversations and hearing from folk who have been inspired to grow more of their food - some for the first time - plus more folks signed up to Transition Strouds newsletter. Our film of the day will be ready very soon.....