The revolution will be composted: the permaculture show garden

A freshly-cleared patch of wasteland on the edge of Burgess Park in South London is about to become a flagship for permaculture in community gardening. Introducing this month’s rebel gardening project: The Glengall Wharf Garden.

When Sue Amos got a dog six years ago she started coming to Burgess Park in South London every day. In one corner of the park, just visible through a fence, crouched the overgrown remains of a pallet wharf that once served the now defunct Grand Surrey Canal. Having already worked on several smaller community garden projects, Sue immediately saw the growing potential of this unloved plot, measuring some 2600m squared.