New Project page

A new project page has been added for the Flowers in the Wood project. We are asking residents of the Flowers Estate in Abbey Wood to share their thoughts about the green and open spaces on the state and how / if any of these spaces could be utilised for food growing or to improve the bio-diversity of the area

Topics: [community engagement] [Flowers in the Wood] [Greenwich] [growing spaces]

The Avant Gardening Map

The Avant Gardening map highlights where we are Avant Gardening

View Avant-Gardening in a larger map

Topics: [Flowers in the Wood] [Greenwich] [map]

Mobile Allotment goes to Bethnal Green

Thanks to funding from Awards For All the Mobile Allotment is about to be planted ready for the summer by pupils at Oaklands School, Bethnal Green. During the summer term the pupils will be turning the mobile allotment into a sensory garden that can be explored through taste, smell and the vibrant colours of summer.

Artists, Polly Brannan, Kamala Katbamna and Lisa Cheung will be leading workshops to redesign the mobile allotment, explore the sensory properties of plants and to spread the word as to how easy it is to become an urban food grower. The young people's garden will be on show at various venues during the summer months

Topics: [growing spaces] [mobile allotment] [Oaklands School] [sensory garden] [Tower Hamlets]

Kingston goes Avant Gardening

Avant Gardening's Suburban Treasure Hunt

Avant Gardening works with local communities to develop creative responses to environmental issues like global warming, recycling and bio-diversity, through encouraging participants to creatively reconsider their relationship with their local environment. For this year's Kingston Summer Art Season the Stanley Picker Gallery has invited Avant Gardening to work with our local community on a range of participatory activities involving art, gardening and food, that will map-out the suburban location of the Gallery for all our visitors. An extended programme of activities will culminate in a celebration event and workshops for local residents of all ages and interests to discover the Gallery and enjoy what it has to offer

Topics: [Stanley Picker Gallery]

Avant Gardening for Well London

Avant-Gardening have been commissioned by the Arts Council/Well London to run a programme of food and growing projects on the Barnfield Estate in Woolwich. Outreach sessions will begin in the spring with a full programme of community based events taking place in the publicworks designed Mobile Porch during the summer

More information will be available in the projects section shortly

Topics: [art] [community engagement] [Greenwich] [growing spaces] [Well London]

Flowers in the Wood

Avant-Gardeners Kamala Katbamna and Paul Green will be at the Feeling Good Neighbourhood Pride event on

Saturday 13 March

12 - 4pm

Kamala will be running the Growing Stories workshop where visitors will be able to share their stories with Kamala in exchange for a cutting or seedling to nurture.

Paul will be exploring the green spaces of the Flowers Estate and asking residents about their use of and aspirations for these potential growing spaces

Venue: Alexander McLeod School, Fuschia Street, Abbey Wood. SE2 0QS

Topics: [community engagement] [Flowers in the Wood] [growing spaces]

Avant-Gardening's new website

As you may have noticed, Avant-Gardening has a new website that has been created by Dorian Moore of The Useful Arts Organisation. We will be adding to the content, links etc in the coming weeks but in the meantime please explore ...

During the upload of the lovely new website we may have missed some of your e-mails so please re-send any correspondence you may have sent in the last 48 hours.

New Mobile Allotment

Lisa Cheung test drives the new Mobile Allotment unit
Lisa Cheung test drives the new Mobile Allotment unit

Avant-Gardening have a new member of the Mobile Allotment family. Artist, Lisa Cheung, has designed and built a new unit to join the existing two pieces. The new unit is a mobile, multi-functional planting unit that can easily be used by a single person and has been built for maximum flexibility. The brief for the unit was to make a piece that was fun, easy to move and had both storage and workspaces.

The new addition to the Mobile Allotment has been funded by London Borough of Greenwich and will soon be seen on the streets of the borough dispensing green wisdom and gardening tips

Topics: [Greenwich] [mobile allotment]

Mexican Sugar Skulls decorating workshop

Get Moving, Get Fit, Get Avant Gardening Fanzine

artwork by polly brannan
website by the useful arts organisation