This video was produced by Capital Growth. It records the contributions of different community gardens during the Covid crisis. Jazz Browne, CEO of Nubian Life is interviewed about the work at the Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden.

Ecological wildlife-friendly garden

Welcome to our Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden. The garden provides a diverse range of edible plants with plenty of benefits for wildlife.

The Josiah Braithwaite Community Garden was established as a collaboration between Nubian Life, Permablitz London and Living Medicine.


The garden has a permaculture design and was installed by Permablitz London and filmed by BBC Gardeners’ World and broadcast in June 2018. The garden is one of Permablitz London’s showcase gardens.

Find us at 50 Ellerslie Road, London W12 7BW.

Gardening Clubs

You will be very welcome to join us at any of these events in the garden. Let us know you are coming by emailing so we know how many to expect for lunch. Hope to see you soon.

Saturday 15th January

This is going to be a session to discuss what we’ll be doing this year. Please come along to give your feedback and ideas for what we can do this year. We’ll share some lunch and the quails will be visiting.

Saturday 22nd January

In this session we are going to set up a barrel pond in the garden. Come along to find out how to set up a pond with plants that can provide a crucial habitat. We’ll share some lunch as well.

Sunday 6th February

We are going to be preparing the garden for the new season: clearing and cleaning the greenhouse and tidying up in the garden. There will also be a treasure hunt for adults and children in the garden to help you spot the plants that are starting to emerge after winter.

Growing Together

Winter Workshops:

Growing microgreens for health

Tuesday 18th January • 7pm-8.30pm • ONLINE

Details here

Growing Together is a project where we grow fruit, vegetables and flowers together. We will be continuing the project in 2022. We have free seeds that you can collect to start growing and we will support you with online workshops to explain what to do. We want to grow together on windowsills, balconies or in gardens, sharing our experiences and knowledge.

The project is part of Capital Growth’s Community Harvest and we have grown food for Asian and African Caribbean elders as well as for people in the local community.

More details here

Children’s Education

Free children’s outdoor growing, cooking and craft education


Online children's workshops:

Why are ponds important?

Friday 21st January
This workshop will look at who lives in ponds and why we need more ponds. The workshop is in preparation for the gardening club on Saturday 22nd January.

Why do plants start growing in spring?

Friday 4th February
This online workshop will look at why plants start growing in spring. The purpose of the workshop is to draw children's attention to the changes they will start seeing in the garden and to consider why they are happening now.

Please register by emailing

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