A community garden in Burgess Park wants to raise £20,000 to build a learning centre for local people, writes Kit Heren…
Glengall Wharf Garden, on the far east side of the park in North Peckham, has already raised more than £19,500, including a £10,000 grant from the Mayor of London.
More than £9,000 will go on a used shipping container that will help local groups run workshops even in bad weather, while the group will spend about another £6,400 on four solar panels and an off-grid solar kit.
The group will also use donations to create a rainwater harvesting system, living wall and green roof, build two new raised beds, run a garden stall to sell food and plants, and put in an outdoor cob oven.
Volunteers added that the garden is an important community asset because it provides a good space for people from the diverse local area to spend time together, regardless of their background. Some food from the garden goes to Southwark Food Bank and Peckham Pantry.
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