This is a month-long campaign designed to encourage more people to try organic and aims to be a way to promote and educate people about organic food and farming practices.

Following a year of unprecedented environmental protest and ground-breaking research, there’s never been a better moment to shout about the role organic farming has to play in the climate change debate by benefiting nature, wildlife, our planet, our health and building healthy soils. If we buy more organic food to support organic farming this will mean that we can slow down climate change together.

Admittedly organic is usually more expensive and if that is a barrier the other option is to grow your own fruit and vegetables without using chemicals. At Stroud Valleys Project we have allotment space and various growing areas where we grow, cook and share the produce with our volunteers. At the moment we seem to have more cucumbers than we can eat! As a result we have been pickling them for the winter. If you would like to learn more about growing your own do get in touch and find out about joining one of our volunteer teams.

Bonds MillOur volunteers get a chance to get involved lots of different types of work and a current example is Waterscapes. This project aims to help the struggling salmon together with a wide range of other fish species by improving passage along the River Frome.  We have enabled the rewetting of an old channel (paleochannel) at Bond’s Mill in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire to achieve this end. Our volunteers joined in with the work on site last week to help create a gravel bed in the river.

This project, involving partners from across the Severn Vale including WWT, Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group South-West, Severn Rivers Trust and Stroud Valleys Project has been made possible by major funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. Over the next two years, work will be carried out at four key sites along the River Frome, as well as at WWT Slimbridge and Walmore Common SSSI.

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Stroud Valleys Project is a limited company,
registered in England and Wales

Registered number: 2224016    

Registered charity number: 900107


Stroud Valleys Project

8 Threadneedle Street




Tel: 01453 753358


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