This is a 1.2-acre community garden, which opened in 1984 after residents campaigned against the sale of the land for development. Today it includes a Walter Segal self-build community building, under-fives’ area, wild garden with pond, composting area, Bangladeshi women’s plots, family plots, raised beds and polytunnels for the café on site. Small allotments are available for local people who do not have gardens. Last year volunteers installed an anaerobic digester which turns raw and cooked food waste from the café into liquid fertiliser (digestate) for the garden, and biogas for boiling kettles and heating the polytunnels. The team continues to experiment with different growing systems, including hydroponics.