Ecological wildlife-friendly garden

Welcome to the Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden. The garden provides a diverse range of edible plants with plenty of benefits for wildlife. The garden has a permaculture design and was installed by Permablitz London (www.permablitzlondon.com) and filmed by BBC Gardeners’ World http://bit.ly/JBCGGdnersWorld. We hold regular Gardening Clubs on Saturdays where you can learn about gardening: growing seeds, potting on, planting, taking cuttings etc. We love to have children come along as well.
Find us at 50 Ellerslie Road, London W12 7BW
We are part of the Nubian Life Centre, whose Facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/Nubian-Life-Resource-Centre-307572109443391/
And the website is here: 
https://www.nubianlife.org.uk/

Gardening Clubs

The Gardening Clubs have been cancelled during the Covid-19 crisis. We will be organising our Saturday Gardening Clubs once the crisis has finished.

In the meantime we are running Online Workshops for adults and children.

If you’d like to join any of these online workshops please email jbcg@nubianlife.org.uk. These will be run using Zoom and once you have signed up we will send out a link to access the Zoom meeting. We will be asking all participants to fill in a feedback form afterwards.

Children’s workshops:

These workshops are suitable for children aged 4-10 years

Here are some pictures painted from previous workshops.

What to see in autumn

Saturday 5th September • 10.30am-11am

As we move into autumn this session will show you things you can look out for in autumn.

Materials needed:
Pens, pencils, paint and paper to draw a picture


Migrating birds

Saturday 12th September • 10.30am-11am

As summer is over lots of birds migrate to warmer places so this workshop will be about some of those birds.

Materials needed:
Pens, pencils, paint and paper to draw a picture


Making an Autumn picture

Saturday 19th September • 10.30am-11am

In this session you’ll learn how you can collect colourful autumnal leaves and twigs and make a picture from them.

Materials needed:
Pens, pencils, paint and paper to draw a picture


All about sheep

Saturday 26th September • 10.30am-11am

Sheep have been living with humans for thousands of years. This workshop will tell you all about sheep and how we depend on them for food and to keep warm!

Materials needed:
Pens, pencils, paint and paper to draw a picture


Adult’s workshops:

These workshops are suitable for adults

Planting salads for the winter

Tuesday 8th September • 7pm-8.30pm

Now is the time to plant salads to sustain you over the winter months. This workshop will explain what they are, including some unusual, less well-known salad plants. They are simple to grow so join us to find out how. This will be an online workshop delivered via Zoom.

Email jbcg@nubianlife.org.uk if you would like to attend to be added to the register.


Green manures to improve your soil

Tuesday 22nd September • 7pm-8.30pm

Join us to find out about green manures and how they can benefit the soil. Now is the time to consider what green manures you are going to plant over winter to cover soil that you have cleared after growing vegetables.

Email jbcg@nubianlife.org.uk if you would like to attend to be added to the register.



The workshops are free to attend.

If you’d like to attend a workshop please email jbcg@nubianlife.org.uk specifying which workshop(s) you would like to book a place on.

50 Ellerslie Road, London W12 7BW • Email: jbcg@nubianlife.org.uk

Come and join us for these sessions in the garden and learn about how to grow and maintain a permaculture, wildlife-friendly, ecological and edible garden. We grow vegetables, herbs, plants for herbal teas, salads, unusual edible perennials, fruit, berries and edible flowers as well as a profusion of flowers for bees and butterflies. Each week you will learn something different that will be appropriate to the time of year. Please let us know if you are coming by emailing jbcg@nubianlife.org.uk