Annual General Meeting 2023 and Talk: Wilder Gardens by Ed Munday

The meeting was held on Sunday 19th February in RISC, 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS. The AGM had around 12 attendees, so was not quorate.

The meeting started at 4:30pm with a seed swap, followed by the AGM at 5pm.


Chairs Report (PDF format)

Treasurers Report (PDF format)

Karen mentioned about assistance with running the seed swap stalls, the next one being at Bean Pole Day at Caversham Court Gardens on Saturday 22nd April.

Michael mentioned that we would look to do another film screening in the autumn as part of Reading International Festival, and if anyone had any suggestions for which film to screen to let us know.

Michael also mentioned that we are looking at an Incredible Edible project, working with Transition Town Reading and Food4Families. Anyone interested in getting involved should keep an eye out for news in our March newsletter.


Mark Binns stood down, due to his other commitments. The other committee members - Karen Blakeman, Michael Bright (chair), Lindsey Brown (treasurer), Liz Kerry and Beth Scott (secretary) were all happy to stand again, and were elected without objection.

Wilder Gardens

Talk by Ed Munday, followed by Q&A

Ed Munday: Wilder GardeningThis talk explored gardening for wildlife, what it is and why we should do it. Ed gave some practical suggestions for things people can incorporate into their space.

Ed Munday is a Community Wildlife Officer for Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trusts and has worked on urban wildlife projects across the three counties.  He is currently project officer for Nextdoor Nature, a community project supporting communities in Reading who want to create space for nature and people in their local area.