Young people inspiring change in King's Cross

Young people inspiring change in King's Cross

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.

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Jan 2015: Notes from the Kitchen

Jan 2015: Notes from the Kitchen

This January saw the grand reopening of the Skip Garden Cafe!

The kitchen team have been working hard over the last few months, tearing apart the old kitchen and putting together the fantastic set-up we have now. Since the refurbishment, the kitchen is much better equipped to keep up with the volumes of tasty food to be cooked.

The Cafe may have been closed for the past few months, but our chefs have been constantly busy. We’ve had a stream of events here at the Skip Garden, from evening drinks in the yurt, to sit-down banquets in the 12m polytunnel, where diners can enjoy a candlelit feast, surrounded by beds growing rainbow chard, wild rocket and other salad crops. We hosted toddlers’ birthday parties with pizzas baked in our own wood-fired cob ovens, as well as corporate dinners and drinks, booked by companies such as Eurostar.

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Skip Garden Cafe Makes Urban Explorer Top 10

Skip Garden Cafe Makes Urban Explorer Top 10

The Skip Garden Cafe was Urban Explorer's Top 10 for the weekend of June 6 to 8.  

Every week Urban Explorer publishes: "A curated Top Ten Weekend Guide of the most interesting things to do with kids, need-to-know places, plus special family events and half-term editions." Visit their website to sign up for the weekly Top 10 emails.

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Little Outdoor Kylie Discovers the Skip Garden

Little Outdoor Kylie Discovers the Skip Garden

Eco-blogger Little Outdoor Kylie describes the Kings Cross Skip Garden as "The (Eco) Friendliest Green Space in London" and we're delighted to take that accolade!

Kylie's article includes lots of recent photos of the Skip Garden and Skip Garden Cafe and she describes how much she enjoyed the vibe of "this little paradise" and her "epic dessert".

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We Are Recruiting!

We Are Recruiting!

We are on the look-out for two wonderful new people to join our team - an Executive Chef and Events Co-ordinator, and a Chef.

As our Executive Chef and Events Co-ordinator you will lead on all aspects of the Skip Garden Kitchen, holding the vision of the kitchen, working together with team of Chefs, Interns and Volunteers, ensuring that the ingredients used reflect the garden and that young people are involved in all aspects of the kitchen.

We are also looking for a Chef who will be responsible for planning and cooking meals, helping to run events and working with the Kings Cross community with the support of the Executive Chef in the Skip Garden Kitchen as well as at Karmarama HQ.

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Skip Garden Featured in London on the Inside Website

The Skip Garden Kitchen was reviewed by London on The Inside website, who are dedicated to finding "The hippest trends, coolest bands, social events and industry secrets". Our edgy veggie food gets rave reviews and our 10 Year Anniversary a helpful plug! 

Global Generation is 10 Years Old!

Global Generation is 10 Years Old!

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.

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Think Even Bigger

Think Even Bigger

Some weeks ago, I was asked to run a workshop for Islington youth workers on our reflective methodologies – ways of working which support the growth of a different perspective, a bigger perspective, writes Jane Riddiford.

Maria, one of our Generators who is part of the Global Generation Big Bang Ambassador group, volunteered to run the workshop with me. It was the end of a long day and at first my mind was blank; what were we going to offer? How would it land?

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