Scrutting apples
Making a scarecrow
Carrot running the treasure hunt
Children learning circus skills
Children playing with bubbles
Stalls at the Town Meal
Girl making a basket
Apple chopping on the Reading Food Growing Network stand
Planting out
Donated pumpkins and squashes
Reading College students preparing the meal
Apple chopping on the Reading Food Growing Network stand
Donated vegetables

Media coverage archive

Media coverage 2020

Reading Town Meal to be broadcast live on radio in The Reading Chronicle 24th Sept 2020

A celebration of food: Reading Town Meal still taking place next month, just in a very different way in The Wokingham Paper 9th Sept 2020

Reading's Town Meal 2020 planned for next month in The Reading Chronicle 3rd Sept 2020

Media coverage 2019

"Engaging with the Local Community to talk about the Future of Food" in EIT Food News 7 November 2019

"The Reading Town Meal Saturday on 28 September 2019" in The Whitley Pump 3 October 2019

Bill Buckley talking about Reading Town Meal on 20 September 2019 (starts at 2:42:01)

"Reading Town Meal returns to Forbury Gardens next weekend" in The Reading Chronicle 17 September 2019

"Real home-grown meal" in Round & About Magazine September 2019

Media coverage 2018

"Forbury Gardens hosted the annual Reading Town Meal on Saturday" in The Reading Chronicle 1 October 2018

"Reading Town Meal on 29 September" in The Whitley Pump 21 September 2018

"Reading Town Meal 2018 - pledge your veg!" in Reading Neighbourhood Network 8 August 2018

"Gardeners needed to help feed 1,000 at Reading Town Meal" in getreading 25 July 2018

Media coverage 2017

Reading Town Meal 2017 video

"The Reading Town Meal was an enjoyable time for all" in The Whitley Pump 3 October 2017

"Reading Town Meal food review" in The Whitley Pump 3 October 2017

Media coverage 2016

Reading Town Meal 2016 video

"In pictures: Reading Town Meal feeds 1,000 people at giant picnic" in getreading 4 October 2016

"Reading Town Meal in rain and shine!" in The Whitley Pump 2 October 2016

"Reading Town Meal will celebrate local food this weekend with big picnic in the park" in getreading 27 September 2016

"Vegetable and salad donations required for the Reading Town Meal" in The Whitley Pump 25 September 2016

"Reading Town Meal" in family grapevine September 2016

"Reading Town Meal needs volunteers to share in the fare" in getreading 26 August 2016

"Reading Town Meal organisers calling on growers to pledge their veg" in getreading 12 July 2016

"Reading Town Meal 2016 is going ahead so pledge your veg" in getreading 23 May 2016

"Reading Town Meal calls on donors and gardeners to dig deeper" in getreading 28 April 2016

"Five pounds to be Famous in Forbury" in The Whitley Pump 14 April 2016

"Reading Town Meal launches crowdfunding campaign" in AltReading 5 April 2016

"Reading Town Meal: crowd-funding to make it an annual event" in getreading 4 April 2016

Media coverage 2015

"Delight at Reading Town Meal event" in the Reading Chronicle 5 October 2015

"Reading Town Meal: Take a look at the gallery from the third event" in getreading 5 October 2015

Anne Diamond show BBC Radio Berkshire 30 September 2015

Phil Kennedy show (go to minute 11:55) on BBC Radio Berkshire 28 September 2015

"Music, workshops and food announced for Reading Town Meal" in Alt Reading 23 September 2015

Anne Diamond and DriveTime shows BBC Radio Berkshire August 2015

"Pledge your veg for Reading Town Meal" in Alt Reading 12 August 2015

"Reading Town Meal: calling for the Great Veg Pledge" in getreading 12 August 2015

"Reading gets growing for Town Meal 2015" in Alt Reading 25 June 2015

"Reading Town Meal: the growers get going for a harvest in October" in getreading 23 June 2015

Press coverage 2013 events

"Reading Town Meal feeds one thousand in Forbury Gardens" in Reading Post / getreading 9 Oct 2013

"Food politics on the menu at Reading Town Meal debate" in Reading Post / getreading 4 Oct 2013

"Reading Town Meal and the great food debate" in Reading Post / getreading 30 Sept 2013

"Reading University provides food for thought at prices debate" in The Reading Chronicle 9 Sept 2013

"Could you make a meal of Reading's giant picnic in Forbury Gardens?" in Reading Post / getreading 25 June 2013

Press and media release archive

Media release Sept 2020: Reading Town Meal 2020 - 2 weeks to go!

Media release August 2020: Reading Town Meal 2020 - celebrating local growers of Reading from the comfort of your home!

Media release September 2019: Reading Town Meal to have more interactive workshops than ever before

Media release August 2019: Reading Town Meal is taking over Forbury Gardens again this year

Media release September 2018: The Reading Town Meal is fast approaching and is looking for everyone to be involved.

Media release July 2018: Reading Town Meal is taking over Forbury Gardens again this year!

Media Release Sep 2016: Reading Town Meal is a right big deal! (PDF format)

Media Release Aug 2016: Please lend a helping hand (PDF format)

Media Release July 2016: Grow some veg and win prize for the pledge (PDF format)

Media Release May 2016: Crowdfunding campaign results (PDF format)

Media Release Apr 2016: Crowdfunding campaign (PDF format)

Press Release 2015 Line-up Announced (PDF format)

Press Release Pledge Your Veg 2015 (PDF format)

Press Release Reading Town Meal 2015 Launch (PDF format)

Press Release 25th July 2013 (PDF format)

Press Release 3rd June 2013 (PDF format)

Debate Press Release (PDF format)

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