MOBIS is the newest collaboration between Lisa Cheung, Sammy Delgado Escobar of Konvertible and Avant-Gardening. Once again we will be exploring fun and creative ways to work with a community to find ways of improving the public realm through creative interventions.

Follow the new blog to keep up to date with the project.

Topics: [Bath] [community engagement] [green spaces] [mobile allotment]

Avant Gardening the Mayor's Newham Show

The Avant-Gardeners will be at the Mayor's Newham Show on the weekend of 16 and 17 July 12 - 6pm. As well as distributing free salad leaf seed packs we will be creating a fanzine where participants can share their gardening and cookery tips.  Help us to capture your gardening knowledge in this unique fanzine which will be available to download from the following week

Topics: [mobile allotment] [Newham]

Prize winning Avant Gardening

Mobile Allotment at the City of London Festival, summer 2010
Mobile Allotment at the City of London Festival, summer 2010

The Mobile Allotment, designed by Lisa Cheung, which has been instrumental in developing Avant-Gardening's programme of activities over the last 18 months has been named Most Innovative Growing Space on the website. Many thanks to the judges at Landshare




Topics: [awards] [mobile allotment]

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]

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]

artwork by polly brannan
website by the useful arts organisation