Kitchen Garden

FOREST ON A ROOF

If you didn’t know it was there, you’d never guess that a forest garden exists on a rooftop in Reading. About the size of an allotment or the garden of a terrace house, the Reading International

Solidarity Centre (RISC) garden perches a couple of storeys up in the centre of this historic town.

Walking into the garden from the offices is like emerging into another world. Being a forest garden, it is full of trees, and you don’t get a view out across the rooftops or across the garden itself, so you can’t tell how large it is without exploring. The winding paths

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