The network of community groups committed to the care of the environment, greener living and development of the local economy in Berkshire
Earley Environmental Group
Free membership is open to all residents in Earley. There is a quarterly newsletter which covers local and global environmental items, and a programme of talks and walks. There are also opportunities to join in practical projects.
Check our website at and join online or write to Liz Wild, 50 Kenton Road, Earley, RG6 7LG. Tel: 0118 9620004 or e-mail:

Reading Friends of the Earth

Reading Friends of the Earth are active in areas like GM foods, housing, transport, and any other issue affecting the local environment. We also take part in countrywide Friends of the Earth campaigns.
We meet at 8.00 pm on the second Wednesday of each month at Reading International Solidarity Centre, 35-39 London Street, Reading. Anybody is welcome to join.
Contact: e-mail:

Greater Reading Environmental Network

The Greater Reading Environmental Network (GREN) acts as an umbrella for a broad range of local groups with an environmental, conservation and sustainability interest, providing a forum for discussion and local action.
Any local group from greater Reading (including Earley, Woodley, Pangbourne and Theale) with a focus ranging from nature conservation to climate change can join.
For further information visit website

Greenpeace Berkshire

The Berkshire Greenpeace group meet at 8pm on the first Thursday of each month in meeting room 3 at RISC Global Cafe, London Street, Reading.
For details of our current campaigns see
Contact: Brian Woodgate, Tel: 07983 654809

Reading & Purley Farmers' Markets

Reading Farmers' Market takes place fortnightly on the first and third Saturday of the month at the Cattle Market, Great Knollys Street from 8.30 am until 12 noon.
A wide range of fresh vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, wines, cheese and baked products is available, including a good selection of organic produce.
Purley Farmers' Market takes place on the second Saturday in the Big Barn near the recreation ground in Beech Road.
For further information on dates and producers please visit

Reading Natural History Society

Reading and District Natural History Society hold illustrated talks on the first and third Tuesday during the winter months at 7.45 pm at Pangbourne Village Hall. They also organise monthly field trips in winter, fortnightly in summer.
Further information at:
Contact: Jan Haseler, e-mail Tel: 0118 9414750

Transition Town Reading

How do we create resilient, sustainable and vibrant local communities, freed from their oil dependency, helping all of us live a richer, more satisfying way of life in the process? You and me, all of us, by working together can make that vision a reality, and the time has come to start the journey, one step at a time, big steps and baby steps, we're going to get there.
For more information, visit:
Contact: David Allen, e-mail:

True Food Co-operative

True Food Community Co-operative is a not-for-profit community enterprise - run by local volunteers - that sells economical and healthy organic foods and ecofriendly household goods in the Reading area.
We have a store open six days in Emmer Green.
We specialise in organic, biodynamic and naturally grown foods, Fairtrade goods, ecofriendly household & bodycare products and special dietary needs. Quality, affordable fresh fruit and veg, authentic bread, organic groceries, loose wholefoods (zero packaging!), babycare products, low/no salt and gluten-free ranges.
Details are on our website:
Contact: Chris Aldridge or tel: 0845 330 8272



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