WORK has begun on the installation of a new greenhouse at Erleigh Road Community Garden in Reading, as part of a £3,000+ improvement project.

The award-winning garden gives local people a chance to grow their own food and work together outdoors.

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It also provides local school children the opportunity to find out where their food comes from, as well as experience nature in a busy urban setting.

The greenhouse, which has been funded by grants from Oxford Diocese and Reading Rotary Club, will extend the variety of food produced by the garden.

It will also help users of the garden learn more about cultivating plants grown under glass.

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Naomi German of local organisation Food4Families, who set up and coordinates the garden said: "We are excited to kick start the growing season with the new greenhouse which will really enhance the garden, extend the growing season and allows us to grow a greater variety of fruit and veg.

"We cannot wait to welcome the community back into the garden for 2020 and the lovely greenhouse!"

Rev'd Serena Tajima, curate of Redlands Parish (St Luke's and St Barts) added: "I’m excited to try out the new greenhouse and grow some seedlings to put in our Easter garden that will be on display in church on Easter Sunday morning."