Veg4Reading

Growing vegetablesFor the past 10 years Food4families has created 25+ school and community food-growing gardens in Reading, involving thousands of people in growing fresh, healthy produce.

As a result of the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic Food4Families has identified a need to increase local food growing to provide fresh food to vulnerable people in the community.

Food4Families is looking for volunteers to ‘make a difference’ by growing and distributing fresh produce. Gardening experience not essential as training will be provided.

Volunteers will work alongside Food4families garden tutors to grow fruit and vegetables at our community gardens to help us expand production to meet demand.

The project will initially last from now until the end of the growing season, around the end of October.

There will be opportunities to learn gardening skills and useful experience through the project along with benefitting your own health and wellbeing by being outdoors in your local community garden.

If you would like to help or just find out more, please complete the RISC Volunteer Application Form which you can find on the RISC website in the Volunteer section or email the project co-ordinator at admin@risc.org.uk

We've already made our first delivery, of broad beans to Whitley CDA.

Michele delivering broad beans to Whitely CDA