Avant Gardening Nightinglae

Lisa and the award winning Mobile Allotment on the Nightingale Estate
Lisa and the award winning Mobile Allotment on the Nightingale Estate

Here at Avant-Gardening we are delighted to hear that the Nightingale Estate has won the Collect and Create category in the Capital Growth Edible Estates competition.

Avant-Gardening was instrumental in the development of the Nightingale Estate Community Garden when the Mobile Allotment was sited there for spring/summer 2009 as a way of engaging the community with urban food growing

Congratulations to all the enthusiastic gardeners at Nightingale who got involved and have helped to make this an award winning initiative!

Prize winning Avant Gardening

Mobile Allotment at the City of London Festival, summer 2010
Mobile Allotment at the City of London Festival, summer 2010

The Mobile Allotment, designed by Lisa Cheung, which has been instrumental in developing Avant-Gardening's programme of activities over the last 18 months has been named Most Innovative Growing Space on the Landshare.net website. Many thanks to the judges at Landshare




Topics: [awards] [mobile allotment]

Halloween with Avant Gardening

Autumn with Avant Gardening

Avant-Gardening at The Mayor's Thames Festival

This Saturday, 11 September, Avant-Gardening will be joining the Feast on the Bridge as part of the ever excellent Mayor's Thames Festival. We will be bring the Mobile Allotment from its current home in Abbey Wood and showcasing its function as a tool for social engagement and container growing. We will also be sharing (in the morning and while stocks last only) the yeast culture being mapped by Exponential Growth   Come along and say hello to the Avant Gardeners

Topics: [festivals cooking]

A late spring clean for your wardrobe

Avant Gardening Barnfield

Look out for Mobile Porch on Barnfield Estate from Monday 16 August. For regular updates on the programme please visit our blog http://avantgardeningwoolwich.blogspot.com/

Wild Zones

Wild Zone Abbey Wood
Wild Zone Abbey Wood

Avant-Gardening are delighted to be working with Wild Zones to create London's first Wild Zone in Abbey Wood on Saturday 7 August

There will be a training session for play professionals interested in gaining experience in natural play

Family Play Session 2pm - 5pm. Meet at Mobile Allotment, Commonwealth Way, SE2



Mill Street Garden Wildlife

During her residency with Stanley Picker Gallery, Polly has been asking residents to submit photographs of the nature and wildlife they see in their gardens. Already we have a great selection of images that reflect the wealth of wildlife there is to be found in the city's gardens

Check out some of these great photos http://www.avantgardening.org/projects/suburban-treasure-trail/mill-street-wildlife-photography <\p>

The Big Avant-Gardening Lunch

Big Lunch flyer
Big Lunch flyer

Put the date in your diary for the Woolwich Common Big Lunch on Sunday 18 July.

artwork by polly brannan
website by the useful arts organisation