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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Winter Solstice at the Paper Garden

Winter Solstice at the Paper Garden

“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…”

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The Story Garden in the making

The Story Garden in the making

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.

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