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

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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

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

Mobile Allotment

Mobile Allotment flyer by Lisa Cheung
Mobile Allotment flyer by Lisa Cheung

is an exciting and ambitious project devised by artist Lisa Cheung, working in collaboration with Avant-Gardening, that aims to engage an entire community with creative food growing and arts projects. Lisa Cheung will work with participants to design and build the mobile allotment, a modular moveable structure that will become the central hub for events and community based activities that promote creativity, healthy eating and environmental awareness.

Mobile Allotment will be taking place in and around Woolwich Common, starting in April 2009

Mobile Porch at Canary Wharf

Mobile Porch at Canary Wharf, photo Ben Brannan
Mobile Porch at Canary Wharf, photo Ben Brannan
The Mobile Porch, photo publicworks
The Mobile Porch, photo publicworks

As part of the London Festival of Architecture, Avant-Gardening joined forces with public works for a three day showcase in Canary Wharf. Passers by, shoppers, commuters and workers were asked to share their gardening tips and stories, to plant a pot plant, to smile for the camera and contribute to our on-site publication Green on the Move.

The Mobile Porch is a mobile mini-architecture designed for roaming the public sphere made by publicworks. This project is a collaboration between public works and Avant-Gardening. For more information please visit the Mobile Porch page

artwork by polly brannan
website by the useful arts organisation