Friday, 26 July 2019

Oxford Road Secret Garden BBQ this Saturday

Friends and family of local people and Key holders are welcome to come to our open annual BBQ in the Garden.

Come to the Garden at 12 o'clock for the Garden AGM and enjoy the afternoon party at the Garden BBQ. The cooking will start about 12.30pm, and there will be separate veggie and meat barbeques. 

The AGM should take no longer than 15 minutes but it would be great to see you at it. We are looking for a new committee member.

Unfortunately, there will be no toilet facility on the day (we suggest going to McDonalds or Lidl around the corner).

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Reading Town Meal 2019 – crowdfunding campaign

Reading Town Meal is a vibrant, community driven event that celebrates and promotes home-grown and healthy, sustainable local food and which has become an annual occasion at Forbury Gardens.

Hundreds of home growers and allotment holders from across the town donate their fresh produce, which is then turned into a delicious, healthy two course meal by Reading College catering students.

The meal (taking place on 23-Jul-2019) is served free to around 1,000 people, accompanied by practical workshops around sustainable, healthy food and lifestyles, community groups and local food producer stalls, music from upcoming local musicians and a variety of family fun activities. This is all made possible by dozens of dedicated volunteers that complete the day.

Even with the amazing volunteer input the Town Meal still costs around £5,000 to stage. This year some grant funding has been secured, but there is still £2,000 left to raise before the event.

So, a Crowdfunding appeal has been launched to put on Reading Town Meal 2019.  All donations big or small will help pay for the marquees, gas cookers, plates and cutlery, sound system – plus of course the rubbish bins and loos!

Tasty rewards are on offer as a thank you to everyone who backs the Reading Town Meal.

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Oxford Road Timebank AGM

Our friends the Oxford Road Timebank are having their Annual General Meeting on 24th April 4-5pm, at Ibis Styles Hotel (648-654 Oxford Road).
Timebanks help local people trade skills and help each other out. When you help someone you earn a ‘time credit’. You can then spend your ‘time credit’ on help from someone else in the Timebank when you need it.
Come along to learn more about the Timebank and to have your say!

Monday, 1 April 2019

Interested in a part-time green sector job near Reading?

Five A Day Market Garden is a not-for-profit community gardening and horticultural therapy project in the hamlet of Englefield, approximately seven miles west of Reading.

They are looking for a project co-ordinator for six months to manage the Market Garden. More details here:

Monday, 25 March 2019

Spring is here! Time to visit the garden?

Our community garden is waking up and looking beautiful! Come and visit any time, and record a "hello" in the diary (on the outside of the large shed).
The garden is also free to use for your own parties and events, with chairs, tables, and barbecues. You can mark a date in the diary.
Drop us an email if you have any questions for the committee.