Thursday, 10 October 2013

October Work Party Invite & ORCG Update

Evening.

It’s amazing how quickly the year moves on, it feels like this year is flying past, with the change in the weather this week we really are feeling the first days of autumn. There are some excellent fungi in the garden, even more than in September, if you can have a look in the garden you are in for a treat, earlier this week there were at least 100 just on the grass and under the trees by the pond. If you see anything special please take a picture and send it to me and we’ll try and get it onto the website www.orcg.org.uk

The bird feeders have been popular and I refilled them this week for the second time since they were put back up, don’t forget to keep an eye out for wintering birds, the RSPB has info on what to look forhttp://www.rspb.org.uk/advice/helpingbirds/feeding/whattoexpect.aspx

The display from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) will stay up for another week or two, there are still some leaflets on the shelves for you to take if you are interested. http://www.fsc-uk.org/about-fsc.2.htm

The Reading Town Meal on Saturday 5th of October was a very popular event and a big thank you to the garden members who donated to the meal. The Get Reading website reports is here:http://www.getreading.co.uk/lifestyle/food-drink/reading-town-meal-feeds-one-6161508

It’s Reading Rescue 2 this week, events have been going on since Wednesday, ORCG are not involved with this event but we will be active in March 2014, if you would like to see more about Rescue the websitehttp://readingrescue.org.uk/ or search Facebook for Reading Rescue.

All garden members are invited to the Reading Neighbourhood Network (RNN) Neighbourhood Conference on Wednesday 30th October 2013, it’s a chance to see what RNN has to offer to neighbourhoods across Reading, see 10 minute presentations on RNN, Reading Borough Council’s Climate Strategy and Isolation & Loneliness in the Community, all focussing on what local communities can do in their neighbourhoods. Free to attend, refreshments and a great chance to see what local groups across Reading are doing. http://rgneighbours.net/home

The October work party is this Sat 12th October 10-12 noon please come along and lend a hand, we will be collecting up composting materials, thinning some trees and putting up a new bird box (weather permitting).

Regards,
Ricky Josey - Chair ORCG

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