Our garden has been feeling particularly special this spring and summer period. After what felt like a very, very long winter, not only is it now beautifully bursting with blooming wildflowers and our new colony of honeybees - it’s also been a constant hive of activity from our young people who have been making waves in the community.Read More
Some years ago the Youth Team at Islington Council who have been the main funder for our Generator programme, started noticing the words of young people appearing in our funding reports. They were curious. What were the experiences that led to the vulnerability, creativity and sense of purpose they felt in the writing? This led to a six month commission to share our practice with Islington Youth Workers, writes Jane Riddiford.Read More
This was the year Global Generation teamed up with Branding Agency Wolff Olins and Urban Bees to form the Honey Club, an initiative that has enabled us to involve young people and local business employees in the intricate and mysterious world of bees writes Jane Riddiford.
I am taken back to a hot Friday afternoon; Brian our beekeeper and four of us spend several hours lifting frames out of the hives on the rooftop Wolff Olins Office building looking for the blue dotted queen. The bees are quiet, the smell is delicious – too delicious? Lots of honey is being made, good stores for the winter but alas it has come in such quantity because there is no brood – no eggs.Read More
Change is a slow and unpredictable thing. Lately I have been paying attention to how others are leading in Global Generation. As Donna Ladkin describes “leadership is a phenomenon, an art we can enact and explore together and support each other to do better”, writes Jane Riddiford.
As I was about to leave the Kings Cross Skip Garden I looked out of the office door, there was Silvia introducing a group of our twilight gardeners to the idea of finding silence in the heart of London.Read More
We are celebrating our 10 years with 10 events … we hope you can join us at one or more of our events throughout the month of June:
Skip Garden Feasts on Friday 6 June and Saturday 7 June 7:30 - 10:30pm
A special 4 course sit down dinner of 10 dishes to celebrate 10 years. Working with the seasons and the skip garden produce our chefs will delight you with an array of delicious vegetarian dishes served in the unique green surroundings of the garden. Relax around the fire and share food in this surprising urban oasis.Read More