Welcome to Five A Day

Our Market Garden is situated in the beautiful village of Englefield, West Berkshire. We are a not-for-profit community supported project which aims to engage the rural and urban community by:
– selling affordable, healthy, naturally grown produce
– educating children, adults and older people within an outdoor therapeutic environment, with a focus on art, nature and fruit and vegetable production
– encouraging people to get involved through volunteering
– offering a unique team building experience to corporate organisations.

Come along to one of our Festive Wreath-Making Workshops using our coloured willow stems and pretty evergreen foliage.

Most of the workshops are fully booked, but there are spaces

Friday 13th December 1pm-3pm

BOOK NOW wendy@fiveaday.org.uk or call 07555 184343

£15 per person includes hot drinks and mince pies. Pay cash or cheque on the day.

Create your own unique festive wreath. Learn to harvest and weave English willow and use natural materials to decorate it – you’re welcome to bring your own special ribbons too. Watch a demonstration and then make your own wreath.

If you’re not able to come along to one of these workshops, look out for bundles of our willow on sale at Englefield Garden Centre.

Thank you, Bayer

Our gardening volunteers were joined this autumn by employees from Bayer plc based in Green Park who enjoyed being away from their emails and meetings to wield forks and spades for a day. As you see from the photos they had a great time digging and spreading manure to make a new asparagus bed! Thank you everyone from Bayer, and also Berkshire Community Foundation who introduced Bayer to us.

Weeding’s more fun than marketing emails!
Another forkful of black gold for the asparagus bed

CROW, Conserve Reading on Wednesdays, visited in the spring to make new raised beds, tidy the compost and found a baby toad!  Great photos here!

We hope that you enjoy having a look at the range of innovative activities that we offer here at Five a Day Market Garden.

Here are a few of the Thyme Together group enjoying the sunshine in April.

Every week older people visit Five a Day to help with gardening, enjoy tea and cake, and have a good chat making new friends.

Keep in touch with our latest news in the Five a Day Newsletter. Sign up here.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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