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September 12, 2010

To celebrate the dismantling of The Union Street Urban Orchard, The Architecture Foundation will be running a series of creative reuse workshops allowing members of the public to create useful objects from the left over Orchard pallets.

Under the supervision of young designers and carpenters people can get creative building their own chairs, plant boxes, bird boxes, board games and the like from recycled materials. All elements created can be taken away on the day!

The Nomadic Allotment team will be running one of the workshops to creating mini-nomadic allotments. Volunteers will be on hand to help workshop visitors to create their very own nomadic allotment to take home.

Workshops take place throughout Saturday and Sunday 12noon – 5pm with a BBQ on Saturday 18th September from 5pm – 10pm.

£10 general, £7 AF Members to join in the fun!

Pre-book using the PayPal here. Tickets will also be available on the door (cash only)

For more information please visit

DOMUS coverage

July 16, 2010

“Temporary orchards, nomadic allotments and portable theatres trumpeted the return of the London Festival of Architecture this summer, a biennial orgy of walks, talks, installations and performances aimed at bridging the gulf between architects and their estranged public.

Students of the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff continued the green theme by assembling a series of ‘nomadic allotments’ out of palettes and other materials scavenged from Borough market, providing a convivial space to linger on the fringe of its hectic food hall. Such projects had instant appeal, capturing the public imagination as to how the city could be. Done well, the festival proved that temporary interventions can provide a snapshot of the possible, with the potential to open up fundamental debates about the future of a site or street.”

Oliver Wainwright DOMUS 13.07.2010

A big thank you!

July 15, 2010

Thank you to all who made the Launch of Nomadic Allotments such a success.

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Allotments are GREEN!

July 3, 2010

Just in time before the exciting launch tomorrow the Nomadic Allotment’s have been planted and are looking fantastic. A big thank you for Niall Webb from Green Dex and Kathryn Brooks from River of Flowers for all their hard work and donations.

Guardian Coverage

July 2, 2010

We made it into the Guardian see full article here

Nomadic Allotment Launch 4th July @ 3pm

June 30, 2010

Nomadic Allotment’s will be unveiled on July 4th at the Food Exchange Community Event.

From 15.00pm onwards we will open our section to all public where students and tutors will have talks and presentation on Nomadic Allotments’s process and design; and distribute our budges and postcards.

Please come and join us.  For more details about this event click here

Nomadic Allotment’s is prize wining!

June 28, 2010

A presentation of all the ISAF interventions was made to the IASF Advisory Panel and invited guests at the Whitechapel Gallery this afternoon.

Nomadic Allotment’s presented fantastically and was awared the best ‘Reuse’ project.

Congratulations Nomadic Allotment Team!