Glengall Wharf Garden is a large community garden in Peckham that has been developing since 2012 as a site for for alternative gardening, ecological design and sustainability. Managed by a group of local volunteers, they use many different sustainable gardening methods. The garden grows a wide range of fruit and vegetables grow, using permaculture techniques, as well as a pond, hot composting, and natural beekeeping.
Louise Shelley is the Cubitt Curatorial Fellow for 2018/19 where she is developing a 15-month public programme working from the structure of Cubitt as an artist-run co-operative. Specifically how the gallery in this context can develop collective ways for working, pedagogy, economies and presentation. Previous to Cubitt she was the Collaborative Projects Curator at The Showroom, London and is also currently a member of the Cinenova Working Group, a non-profit, volunteer run feminist film distributor.
Seed Co-operative began in 2014 to grow, process and sell organic, open-pollinated seed and develop new varieties through organic plant breeding. The Co-operative works with a shared ethos that the future of food has to be rooted in democracy, diversity and health, meaning a diversity of ownership and shared knowledge, genetics and wildlife.