In any ecosystem, the most fertile and biodiverse area is the edge, whether that be the waters’ edge, or the edge of a forest. For many years now I have been drawn to the ‘edgelands’ in the middle of a city; the often out-of-bounds spaces inside developers’ zones. Travelling hopefully, my colleagues and I have chosen to work on the outside of the inside.Read More
Founding Director Jane Riddiford, looks back at just some of Global Generation’s highlights from 2018, and what we have to look forward to in the upcoming year. “Global Generation was founded back in 2004, with the feeling that by combining the creativity of nature with the imaginations of children and young people, we would create magic. Now, 14 years later, we are grateful for all of the great ways that this has proved to be true in 2018, in the Skip Garden, The Paper Garden, and on our campsite at Pertwood Organic Farm in Wiltshire.“Read More
“Honouring the solstice has become a tradition at the Paper Garden, and as the days of 2018 shortened, our team began reflecting on the explorations made through its seasons”, writes Founding Director, Jane Riddiford. “The year took us on an exploration of the stories surrounding the magical yew and the mighty oak, so a celebration of these two icons of our landscape, and the inspiration they have given us over the year, seemed fitting on its closing…”Read More
An empty piece of land surrounded by busy St Pancras station to the East, the imposing wall of the British Library to the South, the huge glass building of the Francis Crick Institute to the North and then the amazing and diverse neighbourhood of Somers Town to the West.
Imagine this empty piece of land filled with plants, pollinators and people, young and old learning from each other and all of us learning from the rhythms, patterns and cycles of nature that surround us.Read More
Twice a year, as the seasons change we take a day as a whole team to stop, to connect to nature and to reflect on our work together. This time we reflected on our harvest - the achievements and learnings from the past year; what we want to compost - i.e. give rest to; and what new seeds we want to grow as we look forward...Read More
The Skip Garden has been nominated for a Camden Inspire Award and we need you to vote to help us get the prize! Whether you are a participant on our programmes or come to our cafe for lunch, if you think the garden deserves to be celebrated please take a minute to vote for us. We are listed with Arts & Culture venues, voting starts today and closes on 30th November.
To vote visit: https://camdeninspire.com/vote-now/Read More
"John Nugent [Founder of Green & Fortune and Chair of Global Generation's board of trustees] was one of the first people I met when we began working in King's Cross," reflects Jane Riddiford as we look back at Green & Fortune's 10 years in the neighbourhood. Kings Place is now a landmark in King’s Cross and an important part of Global Generation’s story...Read More
‘How do we get more people to care about the future and what kind of world will the generations after we’ve gone will inherit?’ wonders Founding Director, Jane Riddiford. ‘These days our view of the past and the future is often myopic, we plan for two to three years and perhaps if we are lucky feel a sense of responsibility for our children’s lifetimes…’Read More
Outgoing Head Events Chef, Sadhbh Moore, looks back and recalls her highlights of a busy summer of events. “It’s been a wonderful year of successful event after successful event, with bountiful boards of delicious vegetarian food produced by our wonderful kitchen team, equally satiating our guests’ hunger pangs and filling them with glee and, hopefully, a little awe and inspiration.”Read More
Our Gardens and Community Facilitator, Emma Trueman, recalls the most recent trip to Pertwood with the latest cohort of Paper Garden Generators: “When we set out from Waterloo Station the young people's excitement to leave the city spreads into the air. Ten Paper Garden Generators are about to embark to Pertwood Organic Farm, for most of us it is our first time on camp…”Read More
It has been a hot and long summer this year. The man behind the skips at The Skip Garden, and expert organic gardener Paul Richens gives us his top tips and tasks for good garden upkeep this season. From sowing for winter to early harvests.Read More