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True Food Members' event at Green Shoots

Posted on Saturday 25 February 2017

Where do Green Shoots grow?

By Francis Jakeman, Chair of True Food

Green Shoots is a 5 acre plant nursery just north of Sonning Common. They supply a lot of our organically grown fresh greens; so I was delighted when Frances Hill, their manager, invited us to visit for the day to see what they do.

GreenshootsWe have arranged to go on Sunday 7 May, arriving for coffee at 10am and leaving after tea and cake at 3.30pm. We will be shown around the site with a talk on their growing methods, eat a buffet style lunch in a gazebo, and hold our AGM. The place is ideal for children and dogs, as there is rough pasture to explore with chickens and bees to find. There is plenty of parking, though it’s only 5 miles cycling distance from Emmer Green!

The day, including lunch, will be free for True Food members and their offspring, though we will be able to make a donation to ‘Ways and Means’. This is the charity that runs Green Shoots as one way of helping adults with learning and physical disabilities. It was formed in 1968 in Caversham, and moved to Manor Farm in 2014. You can learn more by going to

We are planning a Fun Day with games and a treasure hunt for children (or adults!) where we can get to know each other better as members of True Food. Please put the date in your diary - I’m sure the weather will be great! 

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