Sufra Food Bank opens community garden this Saturday
A charity group in West London will be celebrating the grand opening of its Community Garden by the borough’s Mayor this Saturday 3rd August.
Sufra Food Bank & Kitchen NW London will be hosting the mayor of Brent, Cllr Ernest Ezeajughi, for the opening of St Raphael’s Edible Garden.
The Edible Garden is the hard work of local residents and businesses who have come together to transform a disused space on the estate into a thriving community garden.
While already hosting a tipi, a wildlife pond, raised beds and fruit trees, and a coop with 20 chickens that supply freshly laid eggs, it also offers a range of horticulture-based activities including Sufra’s Summer Academy.
This AQA accredited week-long course is aimed at young people between the ages of 11-18 who have an interest in food and will partly be taught on St. Raphael’s Edible Garden.
Designed to give “participants a deeper insight into the principles of healthy eating, food preparation and horticulture”, the course is set to run Monday-Friday with a free day-trip to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew.
While teaching young people how to cook a range of nutritious meals, Sufra will also be providing additional educational support to help assist potential future employment or apprenticeships in the gardening or catering industries.
Sufra Food Bank & Kitchen NW London
160 Pitfield Way, Stonebridge, London, NW10 0PW.