• Compost – in a bottle!

    Posted on 11 January 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Did you know you can make compost in a bottle?  As we welcomed our Addington students to their first session at Ridgeline, we thought it would be great to try this out. “All you need is a 2 litre bottle with holes in the sides, something green and brown like vegetable peelings, leaves and weed, […]

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  • Exciting new project with local school

    Posted on 7 January 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    This month, we are welcoming a group of sixth formers from Addington School to our garden.  Addington School is a local school for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities in nearby Woodley.  The students will be attending weekly horticultural therapy sessions and will be nurturing seeds into plants, seeing garden waste […]

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  • Happy Christmas from everyone at Ridgeline Trust

    Posted on 19 December 2018 by Sian Hooley in News.

    With best wishes to all our clients, volunteers, friends and supporters. The garden may be less colourful at the moment, but there are plenty of jumpers on show at Ridgeline to brighten up the day. We look forward to seeing you all in 2019 – we’re open again from Monday 14th January.

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  • Christmas is fast approaching …

    Posted on 26 November 2018 by Sian Hooley in News.

    With December just around the corner and a couple of cooler days recently, we’ve been busy inside making Autumn and Christmas wreaths.  The pavilion is starting to look very festive! We’re having our Christmas get-together on 17th December for our Monday group and on 18th December for our Tuesday group.  Ridgeline is then closed until the […]

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  • Seasonal soup, frights and frost

    Posted on 30 October 2018 by Sian Hooley in News.

    The clocks have changed, it’s feeling cooler, and Ridgeline is a hive of activity.  Today, some of our clients were hard at work making delicious butternut squash soup which everyone enjoyed at lunchtime.  And pumpkins grown here earlier in the year were put to good use making fantastic lanterns. Meanwhile there’s plenty happening outside.  Plants […]

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  • Harvest fete raises a record £2,300

    Posted on 9 October 2018 by Sian Hooley in News.

    This year’s harvest fete was our best yet, raising an amazing £2,322. The weather was lovely, the garden looked its best, and hundreds of supporters came – and stayed! It was great to see so many enjoying the garden.  People were very generous, not only spending money on our ever-popular stalls, but giving donations as […]

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  • Ridgeline wins Gold!

    Posted on 8 October 2018 by Sian Hooley in News.

    At Reading in Bloom’s recent awards ceremony, we were awarded gold in the Community Garden category.  That’s the third year in a row!  It’s lovely to have recognition for the hard work put in by our dedicated clients, volunteers and horticultural therapists.

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  • New improved facilities thanks to Earley Charity

    Posted on 10 August 2018 by David N in News.

      We are delighted with our new area of hard landscaping and raised beds which will be helpful to our less physically able gardeners. The project was made possible by a generous grant from the Earley Charity. It was designed by Amanda Almeida our Senior Horticultural Therapist and constructed by Smallwood Countryside Contractors of Sonning. […]

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  • Big thanks to Tesco!

    Posted on 8 June 2018 by David N in News.

    We are very grateful to Tesco for the grant of £4,272.00 they have awarded us.  This will help us to retain the services of our Horticultural Therapist Amanda Almeida through the next year and mean we can continue to offer our clients her expertise and guidance.

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  • Coop Local Community Fund

    Posted on 7 June 2018 by David N in News.

    A big Thank You to the Coop Local Community Fund for over £6,000 which was raised in spring 2017 with the support and votes of local Coop customers in the East Reading,  Earley and Charvil areas. Among other things this money will be used for: the extension of our electricity supply from the pavilion to […]

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