Get Moving, Get Fit, Get Avant-Gardening

Get Moving is an intiative by the Time To Change campaign that aims to challenge discrimination against people who suffer mental ill health. As part of this initiative Avant-Gardening will be at the Greenwich NHS Get Moving Get Fit festival at Greenwich Heritage Centre (click here for map) on Saturday 10 Oct 1.30pm - 4.00pm.

Research has found that physical activity can have a positive effect on mental well being and what better way to exercise than through some avant-gardening or an walk through your nearest green spaces. Autumn is a great time for walking and enjoying our natural environment and to this end Avant-Gardening will be mapping the walks that people enjoy, the peaceful spaces where they can unwind and celebrating the open and green spaces in the borough of Greenwich.

If you have a walk you want to share or a favourite space where you can get that much needed 5 minutes of peace and solitude please add it to our map.

Get Moving, Get Fit, Get Avant-Gardening Greenwich

You will need to sign in to Google Maps to edit this map. You can add photographs, map your walking route and embed videos

And why not come along to the Greenwich Heritage Centre on Saturday as an active social life is another way of boosting mental well-being. On Saturday we will be creating another of our fanzines; this time focusing on positive mental health and the benefits of gardening and re-engaging with the natural world. If you have any anecdotes or photos you would like included you can e-mail us at

Avant Gardening The Barbican Fanzine

Avant Gardening Spitalfields

Thanks to all those who came to look at the Mobile Allotment and spent time helping us to create this fanzine
(click on square in navigation box for full screen view)

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

artwork by polly brannan
website by the useful arts organisation