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Topics: [Kingston]

The Mobile Sensory Garden at City of London Festival

The students of Oaklnds Secondary School have now planted the mobile allotments as well as taken part in a number of other activities that will be documented in a forthcoming comic book. From garden gnomes to seed bombs and flowering shoes to the City of London Festival.

The Mobile Allotment, in its current guise of a mobile sensory garden, (and shoe display!) will be going on tour next week. You can visit the mobile sensory garden and say hello to the garden gnomes at the City of London Festival 21 - 28 June when it will be resident on the corner of Moorgate and London Wall

The Mobile Allotment will be on site 21 - 28 June.


Monday 21 June 11am - 3pm - Come along to meet Avant Gardener, Paul, and collect a packet of salad leaf seeds to grow your own delicious summer salad

Monday 21 June 3pm - 6pm. Artist and designer of the Mobile Allotment will be working with members of the public to make a celebratory Avant-Gardening bunting. (TBC)

Tuesday 22 June 12pm - 3pm. Kamala Katbamna will be on site preparing for a visit from the pupils of Oaklands who will be coming along to sing a few songs and admire their handiwork

There will also be plenty going on in and around the area. For more information please check out the City of London Festival website

Following on from its visit to the City of London Festival the Mobile Allotment will be sited outside the Mayor's Office on Tuesday 29 June 4.30pm - 7.30pm before travelling to Abbey Wood where it will begin its summer residency on the Flowers Estate

The Suburban Treasure Trail

Mill Street flyer
Mill Street flyer

The Avant-Gardening project at the Stanley Picker Gallery in Kingston is now under way and Polly will be meeting local residents to discuss the project ad how to get involved this Saturday.

Become an Urban Farmer.

seed distribution flyer
seed distribution flyer

Saturday 22 May 1pm - 4pm

Avant-Gardeners will be at the Barnfield Community Day SE18 distributing free seeds. Collect your seeds and then get planting in preparation for the Avant-Gardening Urban Farmers Market in August.

Woolwich Common All Stars

We are looking for the Woolwich Common dream team as Avant-Gardening host, in collaboration with One Night Grandstand, Woolwich Common All Stars - the fun alternative to the World Cup


Workshop dates

Wednesday 2 June we will be planting footballs outside Barnfield Project

Friday 4 June. Commentators Workshop to be held in Barnfield Project. This workshop runs 2 - 5pm and is available by pre-booking and arriving on a first come first serve basis at 1.45

Saturday 5 June - Woolwich Common All Stars. 2pm - 5pm at The Cage. Just turn up!

Late spring sowings

On Wednesday 12 May between 2.00 - 5.00 pm keep a look out for the Avant-Gardeners on the Nightingale and Barnfield Estates in Woolwich. They will be distributing free packets of seeds to residents and encouraging them to plant them in any available containers. So you may have a glut of rocket or peppers but that's where the Urban Farmer's Market comes in.

In August all participants will be invited to bring their produce to the Urban Farmers Market where they will be able to swap their delicious fresh produce with other urban farmers at the Urban Farmers Market

Nightingale Garden Project. 1st birthday celebration

Nightingale Flyer
Nightingale Flyer

What are you doing this summer?

Avant-Gardening are looking for volunteers for their programme of summer activities. Whether you want to give a few hours or every waking minute we want to hear from you.

This volunteering opportunity would be most suited to people interested in the arts and the urban environment and their application in a socially engaged setting. We are looking for artists and gardeners who can give their time to support a project that explores issues of sustainability, food, gardening, creativity, community and people's responses to their own environment.

This may be the opportunity you were looking for to develop your arts practise or a way of working with like-minded people on a fun and engaging project


If so, please tell us a bit more about yourself; what you could bring to the project and what you hope to get out of it.

Please e-mail

Growing Stories

Growing Stories workshop with Kamala Katbamna
Saturday 10th April
2 - 4pm
@ Field, 77-78 5th Ave, Brixton Village Market, Coldharbour Lane SW9 8PS
Bring a story, take a cutting!

Avant Gardening at the Stanley Picker Gallery

Flyer for Stanley Picker Gallery project
Flyer for Stanley Picker Gallery project

This summer Avant-Gardening will be running a community engagement project at the Stanley Picker Gallery. To be kept updated on this project please e-mail Polly

Topics: [community engagement] [Stanley Picker Gallery]

artwork by polly brannan
website by the useful arts organisation