Nicholas leads Sufra’s Community Garden which is set within the St Raphael’s estate.
Since July this year, he looks after this amazing space that sits within the St Raphael’s estate. Before, Nicholas worked for Granville community garden in South Kilburn. He is a self learner but passionate about food growing, he strongly recommends watching Charles Dowding videos that you can find HERE. When visiting the garden, we are amazed by the colours with different shades of green and the variety of the plant from different types of kales, root vegetables, salads, herbs to late coming tomatoes and many more vegetables. They also have a beautiful large fig tree that everyone admires.
The garden provides a therapeutic space from where SUFRA 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.
They produce a wide range of fresh fruit, vegetables and eggs that can be distribute at the food bank or used to prepare food for the community meals.
SUFRA usually runs a wide range of classes about food growing in normal times. During COVID, they don’t run classes anymore and a very limited number of volunteers can come and help: all those attending the Community Garden will be required to sanitise their hands upon arrival, must have a mask or face covering with them and will be required to socially distance. A maximum of 2 volunteers are permitted to access the garden at one time).
If you want to volunteer at the Community Garden, you can register HERE