Exploring who we are with The Create Project

Exploring who we are with The Create Project

Cohort after cohort, thanks to the spirit and energy that the groups and their teachers bring, The Create Project continues to be a soul-enriching highlight of Nicole and I’s otherwise busy calendars. Having said that, special mention does need to go to the last group - Fiona and her class of 17 stellar students! They hail from places near and far, including Afghanistan, Albania, Bolivia, Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Eritrea, Ethiopia Peru, Spain, Sudan and Yemen...

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On Migration: follow the straw in Regent's Place

On Migration: follow the straw in Regent's Place

“Only when the roots reach deep into something meaningful do I follow the wind and fly with what’s left of me” writes Senior Project Co-ordinator, Silvia. “Only when I look up at the immensities do I understand it’s okay to feel imperfect and temporary. Only when I look at nature, do I smile in the face of my own moaning as I lift the last of twelve paving slabs that each weigh 40kg, which will hold a 24kg bell tent in place. Phew!

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Intergenerational Community Work with Age UK

Intergenerational Community Work with Age UK

At Global Generation, our focus is always to bring together groups of people who would not

normally spend time together to bond and share conversation over shared food and

learning new things. This year we have been lucky enough to receive a grant that allow us to

do just that. With funding from Age UK, our intergenerational project has brought together

people of different ages from the local area.

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January Jobs in the Garden

January Jobs in the Garden

Next month we’ll be busy sowing for spring and summer, but January can be a fairly quiet time in the garden, in terms of growing, at least. The cold weather and dark evenings can make working outdoors challenging, and can limit your activity out in the garden itself. If you do want to get outside though, there is still plenty to be done. Here’s what we’ve been up to.

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Growing a Different Kind of Story at Regent's Place

Growing a Different Kind of Story at Regent's Place

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.

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Revisiting Global Generation's History: 2018

Revisiting Global Generation's History: 2018

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.“

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