Audience for a demo
Beekeeping
Boxes of fruit and vegetables
Hands with seeds
Pumpkins growing
Jars of jam
Tinka Tots demonstration
Pots of herbs
Vegetables on supermarket shelves

Workshops

Following the success of last year's workshops, this year we are going to run one-off workshops at fixed times and also have some drop-in workshops throughout the event.

Workshops confirmed so far:

More details and booking information nearer the time.

Main Workshop Marquee

PermaculturePermaculture - The Revolution Disguised as Gardening!

A fun workshop where you will learn how Permaculture principles and design systems can help you successfully grow your own food with least effort - no digging and no chemicals! Learn to plan a food garden - or any project - using permaculture principles to solve problems and create abundance working with nature.

Soil Security Programme logoThe Secret Life of Soil

Soil is more than just dirt, it provides us with our food, clean water and protects us from the effects of climate change and flooding. Finding out how soil works is at the heart of the Soil Security Programme. In this workshop you'll learn why our soils need saving and about the cutting edge research that is being carried out at the University of Reading to help with this. Visitors can expect an interactive experience delivered in a context that is relevant to them: children and adults alike will be able to learn more about why soil is so important.

Food4familiesWhat to do with your harvest?

So you've grown all these amazing fruit and vegetables! But what to do with it all? Learn about lots of different ways to store your harvest, including making jams and chutneys, fermenting, pickling, drying, freezing, cooking and best practices for storing fruit and vegetables. Includes tastings and recipes.

Town Meal Tent

The Town Meal will be served by staff and students from Reading College from around 12:30pm.

Tinka TotsDIY Pizza with Tinka Tots

Young, old, can cook, can't cook ... all are welcome to make your own pizza using the very best of local and organic ingredients.

If you would be interested in running a workshop at this year's Town Meal, or you have an idea for a workshop topic, please contact us.

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