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Erleigh Road Community Garden

Growing food together

Location:St Luke’s Parish Hall, Erleigh Road, Reading
Regular meeting arrangements:Place: Erleigh Road Community Garden
Time: Mondays 3:30 to 4:30pm, Saturdays 10:30am to 12noon from March to October
Katesgrove Community Allotment

The Katesgrove Community Association (KCA) has a community allotment at Waterloo Meadows which attracts a diverse group of people interested in growing their own food as an active part of the wider community of Katesgrove.

Location:Waterloo Meadows Allotments, Elgar Road South, Reading RG2 0BW
Regular meeting arrangements:Place: Katesgrove Community Allotment
Time: Saturdays 10am to 12noon
Contact details:Ricky Josey, F4F facilitator
Telephone: 07577 777079
Email: rjosey1966@gmail.com
Oxford Road Community Garden

An urban Secret Garden, tucked away on Western Elms Avenue, behind Reading West Station and the Lidl/McDonalds retail park.

Location:Western Elms Avenue, Reading
Regular meeting arrangements:Place: Oxford Road Community Garden, Western Elms Avenue, Reading
Time: 1st Sat of the month Apr-Sept 10am until 12 noon
Web site:http://www.orcg.org.uk
Southcote GrowAllot Community Allotment

The purpose of the organisation is to teach local residents the art of sowing, planting and maintaining a variety of vegetables, fruit and flowers. Allotment members will be able to share in the harvest of vegetables, fruit and flowers, be welcome to attend sessions run by the garden tutor on how to grow food and be expected to get involved in the management and maintenance of the site by attending the AGM and workdays.

Location:Florian Gardens, Southcote, Reading, RG30 3QG
Regular meeting arrangements:Place: Florian Gardens, Southcote, Reading, RG30 3QG
Time: Saturdays 10am-1pm, March to November
Contact details:Annalisa Cavallini, Chair
Email: southcote.growallot@gmail.com
St Nicolas Centre Grounds

As part of a new community hub at the St Nicolas Church the grounds are being developed to provide space for the wider community, space for people, growing food, cooking food, encouraging wild life through social activities, workshops, and designing using permaculture structures.

Regular meeting arrangements:Place: St Nicolas cafe and grounds, Sutcliffe Avenue, Earley RG6 7JN
Time: Saturday mornings
Contact details:Email: kerryje02@googlemail.com
Twyford Growers

A green prescribing project for those who want to benefit their mental health, based at Hurst Road Allotments.

Location:Hurst Road Allotments, Hurst Road, Twyford, Reading RG10
Contact details:Christina Hughes Nind, Project Co-ordinator
Telephone: 01344 304404
Email: christinathegardener@icloud.com
Whitley GrowAllot

A place where Whitley residents of all ages and community groups can plant, grow and harvest herbs, fruit, vegetables and flowers. You can decide what to plant and we will help you to grow your own. The garden space is for you, your family and your community. It offers a safe and peaceful environment and a real chance to connect with other people. Get involved and change your life! Please note that our community sessions are open to all local residents and they are FREE. You or your organisation can become a member for £2 a year, enjoy the harvest and use your community garden when you like. For non-members a bag of harvested produce costs 50p. What are you waiting for? Here’s your opportunity to learn new skills, boost your diet, feel better and healthier, connect to our four seasons and build stronger community ties.

Location:Meavy Gardens, Brixham Road, Whitley
Regular meeting arrangements:Place: Meavy Gardens, Brixham Road, Whitley
Time: Wed 3:30 - 5:30pm and Sun 2 - 4pm
Contact details:Sharon Fitton, Food4Families Project Co-ordinator
Telephone: 0118 958 6692
Email: sharon@risc.org.uk

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