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 


Reading International Solidarity Centre

Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC) is the focus for much of the community activity in the greater Reading area.  It has a shop, cafe, rooms for hire, runs courses in gardening, and hosts the Reading Food Growing Network.

Reading Friends of the Earth is one such group active in areas such housing, transport, and the local environment, meeting on the second Wednesday of each month at RISC.
Contact: e-mail:

Greater Reading Environmental Network (GREN)

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

Reading 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 seasonal vegetables & fruit, meat, fish, cheeses, baked and speciality products is available. For further information on dates and producers please visit
Caversham Farmers & Artisan Market occurs every Sunday from 10 am – 3 pm in the car park behind Waitrose and includes crafts.

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:


True Food Co-op

True Food Community Co-operative is a not-for-profit community enterprise that takes good and healthy organic foods to community venues in and around Reading.
Organic fresh fruit and veg, bread, loose and packaged wholefoods as well as eco-friendly household products are now taken to ten community venues in Reading, Caversham and Twyford twice a month. Co-op members who have grown their own produce organically may barter or sell at sales.  Website:

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: