St. Raphael’s Edible Garden
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 teaching tipi, a chicken coup, a wildlife pond, a fruit tree orchard, compost bins, 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 for our Community Kitchen, we have a wide range of services and activities available for anyone who wants to get involved.
Activities and Services 2019
Social Space: Wednesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.
The garden is open to the public – come and relax and have a cup of tea. (Free.)
Growing Club: Every Wednesday, 10am to 4 am.
Drop-in taster sessions with a range of garden tasks, including growing and harvesting fresh fruit and vegetables. (Free.)
Regular Garden Volunteering: Morning and Afternoon Sessions, Monday to Friday
Includes general garden maintenance, harvesting produce, composting, watering and looking after the chickens. (Free – registration required.)
Artisanal Workshops: First Thursday of Every Month, 4.30pm – 6pm, Term Times
Fun creative projects for all the family – make plant fridge magnets, herbal soaps, candles and more. (Free – registration required.)
Growing Academy: Programme for young people – various dates
Accredited horticulture course that teaches young people about plants, soil, flowers, vegetables and growing! (Free – registration required.)
Corporate Volunteering and Team Building
Companies/organisations can come and volunteer for the day, helping us to maintain the garden undertake DIY projects. (Please enquire for details and fees.)
For More Information about the above activities, please pop in or get in touch: