Welcome to Abbey Gardens, a community garden in West Ham
surrounding part of the ruins of a
12th century abbey.

There are free garden club sessions and new gardeners are always welcome. The garden is open to visitors from dawn till dusk.


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Gardening sessions take place on
Tuesdays 1pm-3pm
Thursdays 4pm-7pm
Saturdays 10am-4pm

Local Produce and Local Dissemination

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JOIN US FOR A TWO DAY WORKSHOP AT ABBEY GARDENS
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 26 AND 27 OF MARCH 2010
HOSTED BY THE FRIENDS GROUP WITH SOMEWHERE AND PUBLIC WORKS.

The idea for the workshop is to brainstorm and develop new objects/items/goods that derive from the context of Abbey Gardens a collective urban food growing site. The brief is open and will be developed collectively and in reference to specific aspects of Abbey Gardens, such as collective gardening and harvesting, urban food production, social and historical aspects of the site, etc.

The aim for the two day workshop is to develop a brief for one or a number of new products, and if possible, to assemble first prototypes. The new items can be anything: from food or tools to plants or processes and of a real or digital nature.

The products may later be used at Abbey Gardens and distributed locally through the Abbey Gardens’ new honesty box and mobile stall. The honesty box, conceived as part of
What Will The Harvest Be? is part of a wider network of cultural trading activities and platforms called the International Village Shop, where the new products for Abbey Gardens can become part of a growing collection of locally informed and produced goods.

Programme:
Fri 26th March

10.00 Meeting at Abbey Gardens
Introduction of all participants and their different interests in being involved.
Mapping session of local resources/narratives/skills/appreciations/conflicts within Abbey Gardens and its proximity which could inform the new products.
13.00 Lunch at Abbey Gardens
14.00 – 17.00 Further mapping and group session brainstorming and sketching first ideas for a new
products.
19.00 Friday Session_39 – an informal discussion at public works studio, 1-5 Vyner Street, London E2 9DG

COMMUNAL/COLLECTIVE/COMMOM
GARDENS/LAND/INITIATIVES
With presentations by
Nina Pope from Somewhere on What Will the Harvest Be? at Abbey Gardens in Stratford
Celine Condorelli talking about commons and things in common
Cristina Cerutti about the Crokkes-Walkley Transition group in Sheffield
Nolwenn Marchand from aaa on Le 56 ECOintersice in Paris
Followed by discussion and food and drinks.

Sat 27th March
10.00 Production workshop at Abbey Gardens, aiming towards a brief and first prototypes for new products.
12.30 Informal lunch and internal presentation of workshop results.
13.30 Further sketching/prototyping/building
15.00 Tea and cakes followed by presenting results to the public
15.30 Discussion about the different values involved in making and trading the new product
within the context of the Abbey Gardens Honesty Box and the International Village Shop
16.30 Finish

Who Will Take Part?
The workshop is organised collaboratively by the Friends of Abbey Gardens, Somewhere and public works it takes place within the context of an EU cultural project called RHYZOM.

Members of Abbey Gardens are invited to join. To reserve a place for the workshop email us – mail@abbeygardens.org – or Contact Andreas on 07866566162 Please not that places are limited and reservation is needed.

PLEASE NOTE THAT SATURDAYS GARDEN CLUB SESSIONS WILL TAKE PLACE AS USUAL FROM 10AM-3PM AND WILL RUN ALONGSIDE THE WORKSHOP