Meavy Gardens Allotment

Since the summer of 2012 local residents have got together to transform a piece of abandoned land in the centre of Whitley. Now there is a community allotment, supported by Food4families, in partnership with Trees for Cities where local people grow their own fruit and vegetables and share their produce.

Food4Free! There is nothing like a juicy ripe freshly picked tomato. Produce grown is shared out amongst everyone who grows it. We hold regular cookery sessions, and share our favourite recipes. The local residents decide what to do with any surplus.

Composting! Are you fed up of smelly food scraps in your bin? Two gardeners have undertaken community composting training. They are developing a community composting scheme at the garden. Come along to find out how to make use of this valuable resource.

Regular Planning meetings. Perhaps you'd like to help with the organisation? The planning meetings are held on the last Sunday of the month in the garden. This Community allotment is supported by Food4families but aims to be managed by the local community.

You can find us here: Meavy Gardens, Reading RG2 7RD

Come along on Sunday afternoon to find out more or contact Sharon Fitton on 01189 586692 or by email on

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