Monday, 4 February 2019

Reading Food Growing Network AGM 2019

Sunday from 14:00-17:00 at the Museum of English Rural Life.

Explore the past and plan for the future with Reading Food Growing Network's AGM, and a visit to MERL (Museum of English Rural Life).

Visit the gardens and community growing spaces (weather permitting), swap seeds, view the archives with principal archivist Caroline Gould, hear what RFGN did in 2018, and help plan for 2019. All welcome!

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Friends of Reading West Rail Station

One of our members is setting up a new group for people who use or are affected by our local Reading West rail station. You can read more about Station Friends Groups here at the National Rail website.
The group is for encouraging use of the station, working with National Rail and GWR to liaise with the community, and reporting problems and maintenance issues.
Please contact the community garden email ( or and we will pass on your interest.

Sunday, 29 April 2018

ORCG hits the airwaves!

The Garden will be featured on BBC Radio Berkshire on either the 4th or 11th May at 3pm, and there will be a follow up program later in the year. Thanks to Ricky from the committee for fielding questions for the show 😀.

ORCG Tidy-Up: Saturday 5th May from 10AM

The next tidy-up is on Saturday 5th May at 10 o'clock until 12 noon.

The garden is a valuable resource that needs your care, so all key holders are requested to visit and help just once per year. We look forward to seeing you on the 5th!

We are also looking for key holders who could help lead future tidy-up events on Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings. If you are interested, please come along on the 5th or get in touch by email.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Work Parties 1st Saturday and 3rd Wed of the month and AGM

Dear Members,
I am writing to let you know two things:
  1. The next work parties will be on Saturday 7th April from 10am until 12o'clock and Wednesday 18th April from 6pm until 7.30pm. Please email me as to which one you will be attending. Future work parties will be on the first Saturday of the month from 10am until 12o'clock and on  the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6pm until 7.30pm.
  2. The AGM did not take place as planned and a new date will be organised asap. Apologies to all those members who turned up to find out that it was cancelled on the night.
All key holders are expected to help with the garden for at least 2 hours a year.
Best wishes for a great summer in the Garden.
Membership Secretary