Community Space at Glengall Wharf Garden

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Community Space at Glengall Wharf Garden

Burgess Park Food Project - trading as Glengall Wharf Garden By Burgess Park Food Project - trading as Glengall Wharf Garden

A new sustainable learning area for our community garden in Peckham. Once complete, we will host a programme of events that enable us to come together, learn and support each other in 2021 & beyond.

Southwark Fundraising stage

pledged of £20,013
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £20,013 by 11 May 2021

Following the isolation of 2020, we want to use 2021 to re-engage and uplift the community, whilst sharing skills and information on nature, art, health & wellbeing. We will install a used shipping container converted to serve as a learning space and hub for garden users and the community. Working with volunteers, we'll add solar panels, a rainwater harvesting system, a green roof and exterior living walls. Once complete, we’ll put together a schedule of new activities and events for all age groups that embody the essence of community gardening. These will include building raised beds for community use and building a cob oven for cooking garden produce. *We are awaiting final permission to install the shipping container. No funds will be transferred to the project until this permission is confirmed.*

What we'll deliver:

  • Buy and install a container that allows for community workshops and teaching to take place regardless of weather
  • Design and build a rainwater harvesting system, living wall and green roof
  • Provide a new space that community groups can use on an ongoing basis
  • Build two new raised beds
  • Install a large outdoor cob oven
  • Curate a programme of public free access and ‘pay what you can’ events for the community
  • Engage and hire local artists and businesses to collaborate with us
  • Start a regular garden stall to sell produce, plants and donated items
  • Provide skill sharing, training and volunteering opportunities
  • Install a solar panel system to store renewable energy

Why it's a great idea:

Establishing a new hub for locals that can act as a place of respite and fun in and amongst nature. Up to 48% of local residents do not have access to a garden (ONS). Re-engaging and uplifting the community with vibrant, inviting family friendly events and ongoing opportunities to connect after periods of isolation and loneliness. Bringing together and celebrating the many different social and cultural groups in the borough to re-establish the benefits of London’s multi-ethnic population. Supporting local artists and business. Over 70% of the self employed workforce expect to lose more than 50% of their income due to the impact of COVID19 (Oxford Economics). Providing participants with the tools to appreciate and focus on health and wellbeing after a traumatic period. Making activities free access or ‘pay what you can’ will ensure accessibility to all, this is important as Southwark has a higher than average poverty rate and higher income inequality. (Trust for London).

Steps to get it done:

  • Buying a used shipping container, clearing relevant garden space and receiving delivery- June 2021
  • Converting the container - adding necessary carpentry and garden specific features - June 2021
  • Installing the container green roof and living walls - June 2021
  • Installing container solar panel system - June 2021
  • Designing and building rainwater harvesting system June 2021
  • Recruit additional volunteering roles June 2021(ongoing)
  • Confirming facilitators and specific needs for the workshop sessions - May - June 2021 (ongoing
  • Publish workshop programme - June 2021
  • Host workshops and activities in summer/autumn 2021 July - October
  • Build cob oven with workshop volunteers - August 2021
  • Building raised beds - August 2021
  • Committee to draw up and agree terms for ongoing usage of space for community groups and individuals

In addition, the adding of an indoor classroom space will enable us to work towards official certification of our current food growing course and the creation of a permaculture course. As well as being a Green Flag Community Award winner, we are currently certified as a Permaculture Association Land Centre. At present we give the majority of our produce to the local foodbank. We would like to explore the possibility of produce being chosen & collected directly from the garden as well as ensuring anyone who would like to can be involved in the growing process.

Location Southwark

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London Borough of Southwark

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How will the money be spent?Total £20,013

Used shipping container 20ft x 8ft - £9,480 (47%)
4 x 1kw Solar Panels - £4,800 (24%)
Off Grid Solar kit - £1,620 (8%)
Workshop Facilitators x 10 - £1,500 (8%)
70 Plant Pots - £1,170 (6%)
Cob Oven Materials, Install & Workshop - £900 (4%)
Temporary Event Notice x 10 - £210 (1%)
Other - £333 (2%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Used shipping container 20ft x 8ft
4 x 1kw Solar Panels
Off Grid Solar kit
Workshop Facilitators x 10
70 Plant Pots
Cob Oven Materials, Install & Workshop
Temporary Event Notice x 10
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  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Running additional workshops and events
  • Painting a community mural
  • Add container shutter door

Total £20,013

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