As a community garden, we, at the Skip Garden, are always trying to bring more people into the garden to learn, eat, and grow together. Over the summer we held several community events for different organisations to come and experience the Skip Garden and to meet new people.Read More
Can plants forecast the weather? Of course it’s well known that both Rain Daisies (Osteospermum) from South Africa and our native Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis spp.) both close up their flowers before rain but what about long term – will this winter be cold or mild?Read More
It was all aboard the Grain train for The Sustainable Food Story's inaugural immersive dining experience. On Sunday the 30th and Monday the 31st of July we stepped out of 2017 and went 10,000 years back to the fertile crescent and the origins of our agricultural system. The focus of the night was heritage grains, diversity and deliciousness, and telling the story of how these aspects contribute to a more Sustainable Food system.Read More
On the evening of the 6th of September, Paul Richens, garden manager, and I had the pleasure to be welcomed at Kew Gardens as representatives of the Skip Garden on occasion of the Open Garden Squares 2017 celebration event.
In a secluded corner of Pertwood Organic Farm, Wiltshire, a very special campsite is hidden within a copse. Each year, Global Generation takes groups of young Londoners to the site, giving them an immersive experience of nature that cannot be achieved in the city, complete with spiders, compost toilets, views over the surrounding hills and tents pitched up under ancient trees.Read More
A big part of the work we do with Global Generation Garden Team is design and maintain food- focused gardens for other people, and over the past few years we have spotted quite a lot of wildlife while working on roof tops, canalside terraces and urban gardens.Read More
A Central pillar in Global Generation's work in King’s Cross is the Generator, youth leadership programme for 11 to 18 year olds. Now we have a new group of Generators in Canada Water, our work south of the river has taken root.Read More
At the Skip Garden, nothing really stops. Movement is everywhere. Life is everywhere.
Underneath the soil, in the compost, in the hives, in all the structures, journeys and stories are happening day and night. But what’s alive is not just creatures. I feel our projects are living too. They carry on breathing and moving even during winter and summer breaks.Read More
Earlier this summer, Nicole and I were very excited to launch The Create Project, to support young people who are learning English. We were keen to provide opportunities for the students to enhance their language learning outside the classroom, in the setting of our Skip Garden.Read More
“I, We and the Planet” - Global Generation’s saying conveys connotations of responsibility, collaboration and sustainability. But what does it really mean? And how does this ethos benefit us and the wider community?Read More
Artichokes are a weird and wonderful vegetable. Many people find them rather intimidating to prepare. However, they do have some great health benefits - they are very high in antioxidants, aid digestion, are great for the liver and gallbladder, and have also been found to improve cholesterol levels.Read More
The sun had finally set, it was dark out and there we were, 17 girls, marching intrepidly through the darkness on a night-walk, without any sense of direction, yet full of trust on our last night together. We were linked, not only physically; holding onto the shoulder, piece of clothing (or ponytail) of whoever stumbled in front of us; but also as a group, a team, a wild pack of young women who had just spent the weekend together – joined together in silence, laughter, and some bug-induced screams.Read More
Our KX Bee Trail has launched again this summer for the third year, as part of the Honey Club, a partnership between Urban Bees and Global Generation. The Bee Trail is a family fun citizen science project that helps monitor local bee numbers and raises awareness about beesRead More