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Avant Gardening Spitalfields

Thanks to all those who came to look at the Mobile Allotment and spent time helping us to create this fanzine
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Mobile Allotment visits the Hackney Wick Festival

Avant Gardening will be onsite for the festival, introducing Hackney Wick to the Mobile Allotment! It is a modular, mobile planting unit, designed and built by artist Lisa Cheung. Avant Gardening is an arts and environment project aimed at engaging all sectors of the community with environmental and sustainability issues through art, gardening and food. Come and see the mobile allotment and find out more about the project as well as Avant Gardening's ideas for the future!

Hackney Wick Festival - Saturday 26 September, 1 - 5pm

For more information about the Hackney Wick Festival and the location of Mobile Allotment visit www.hackneywickfestival.org.uk www.mobileallotment.blogspot.com

Avant-Gardening at Get Moving Feel Good

Avant-Gardening return to Woolwich to take part in Get Moving Feel Good festival at

The Greenwich Heritage Centre, Artillery Square, Royal Arsenal, SE18 4DX.

Saturday 10 October 1pm - 4.30pm

Avant-Gardening will be creating a fanzine that explores the impacts of activities like gardening and walking on health. Come along and trell us about your favourites walks or gardening tips and help us to create a fanzine as part of World Mental Health Day

Spitalfields Show and Green Fair

Come and join us on Sunday 13 Sep 12.00 - 17.00 at Allen Gardens and Spitalfields City Farm, Buxton Street E1 (nearest tube Aldgate East)

Avant-Gardening will be attending the show with the Mobile Allotment, which has just finished it's summer long residency in Woolwich.

Contribute to the creation of the GreenZine by drawing, collaging and sharing your favorite seasonal recipies and green tips for inclusion in the fanzine which will be downloadable from this site next week. For more information about the Spitalfields Show click here (this will open a pdf document so you will need Adobe Reader or equivalent)

Mobile Allotment Unit 3

Thanks to Greenwich Council for their committment to fund a third unit for the mobile allotment. Avant-Gardening artist, Lisa Cheung, will be designing and building a mobile planting unit that will allow greater access to all areas of the esates where we are currently working. This unit will join the existing two units; the mobile garden and the mobile allotment cold greenhouse, both of which are currently sited on the Nightingale Estate in Woolwich

Catch up with the avant-Gardening news with the July newsletter Click on the square box for full page

Mobile Allotment

The Mobile Allotment has now taken up residence on Nightingale Vale in Woolwich. We have started a blog page for the project so that you can follow the Mobile Allotment and the projects it hosts over the coming months.

The blog page is at http://www.mobileallotment.blogspot.com

The Peel Precinct Garden Club

Nature Warriors flyer by Polly Brannan
Nature Warriors flyer by Polly Brannan

Peel Precinct Garden Club is a project that has been running in the heart of South Kilburn since Jan 2009. It is an arts and environment initiative set up by Avant-Gardener, Polly Brannan to encourage the local community of South Kilburn to get involved and learn about making our local environment more green! So far The Peel Precinct Garden Club has been running gardening workshops at the YELLOW CUBE on Peel Precinct, visiting local gardening enthusiasts from the local area, running arts workshops, helping out South Kilburn Partnership at the South Kilburn Clean up day in March, visiting other local community gardens and initiatives and also the club has been working once a week at local school St Mary's Primary! Polly has been working with the school creating their very own gardening and arts club called the Nature Warriors Club this club uses artistic processes to think about the environment and how we can make our local areas greener!

The Nature Warriors Club has been invited to hold an exhibition of all their hard work at the Peel Precinct on the YELLOW CUBE! They have been planting their very own seedlings and bulbs in and around the outside area of the school as well as growing their very own food including tomatoes, herbs and salads! The pupils have also been creating their very own super hero characters and costumes!

Peel Precinct Garden Club invites you to the launch and celebrations of the Nature Warriors Club!





This celebration is free and you will have the chance to do some more of your own gardening, seed bombing, sample some home grow foods and other complementary refreshments and of course to view some of the pupil's work and learn more about the project

Mobile Allotment half-term workshops

The prototype mobile allotment is near completion and will be revealed at its new home, outside Welcare on Nightingale Estate, Woolwich on Tuesday, 26 May. To celebrate its arrival there will be a number of workshops open to the local community next week

Greenies Greehouse

Greenies Greenhouse is a new project being run with Clapham Manor Primary School. The young Greenies on this project have set up their own after school gardening and environment club and created green superheroes who will be fighting to save the planet!

More information and updates on the Greenies Greenhouse projects page

artwork by polly brannan
website by the useful arts organisation