St. Raphael’s Edible Garden
Photo credit: Aurélie Guerts
Photo credit: Aurélie Guerts
Our beautiful Community Garden emerged from a local campaign by residents to develop a food growing project for the community. With the help of hundreds of volunteers, St. Raphael’s Edible Garden now has a wildlife pond, a fruit tree orchard, compost bins, a pizza oven, plenty of raised beds and a stunning pergola.
Although the garden is managed and run by Sufra NW London, it is here to benefit the community. The garden provides a therapeutic space from where we can invest in the skills, health and wellbeing of local people whilst improving the appearance of the estate and giving residents an opportunity to come together, have fun and grow food.
Apart from producing a wide range of fresh fruit, vegetables and eggs that can be distributed at our Food Bank or used to prepare food in our Community Kitchen, we usually run a wide range of services and activities available for anyone who wants to get involved.
St. Raphael’s Edible Garden x HelloFresh x SF&G
As a member of Social Farms & Gardens, St. Raphael’s Edible Garden was featured in HelloFresh’s campaign for the second year in a row!
HelloFresh have created a Curr-EAT-ulum Garden Syllabus, especially for parents and schools, to encourage future generations to think about ways they can reduce food waste. which can be downloaded HERE.
They have also partnered with low-waste chef Max La Manna to inspire people to adopt more sustainable habits, reduce their carbon footprint and inform a future generation of budding chefs and cooks.
Through the partnership, HelloFresh and SF&G will be sponsoring some of our activities in the garden over the coming seasons.
The garden is open during the following times:
Tuesday: 10am – 4pm (open to all for leisure and enjoyment)
Wednesday: 10am – 4pm (Volunteering day & open to all for leisure and enjoyment)
Thursday: 10am – 1.30pm (Open to school groups/closed to public)
Saturday: 10am – 2pm (Volunteering morning and Garden Market for all)
St. Raphael’s Edible Garden is currently open for School Field Trips on Thursdays from 10am-12pm. Bookings are required in advance. Please fill in this form to book: https://forms.office.com/r/zC05ULRX0L
For further questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courses and Activities
We’ve organised a number of FREE fun and creative horticultural activities to support local residents, our food bank guests and people with additional support needs. If you are interested in any of the below and would like more information, please contact email@example.com.
Our garden volunteering sessions currently run on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Please do not remove any produce without asking for permission.
Market Volunteers needed too! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Nature Kids Club
No registration required, just turn up!
Beginner’s Woodwork Course
We have now reached the maximum number of participants! Stay tuned for any future courses.