A big, collaborative and passionate effort went into putting on another great Disco Soup at the Skip Garden, this time for Urban Food Fortnight. The teaming of Feedback, Plan Zheroes, FoodCycle, This is Rubbish, Global Generation, all our wonderful volunteers and attendees proved that too many chefs don't have to spoil the soup, but can make great curry and snacks out of ingredients that would otherwise spoil!Read More
This is Rubbish teamed up with Global Generation to run a holiday programme focusing on food waste, with funding from the Ernest Cook Trust. Its magical and adaptable site was the source of inspiration for a partnership programme for young people.Read More
In the dark cold winter months, there is nothing better than gathering around the fire telling stories and eating heart-warming food or getting a tray of freshly baked goods out of the oven to taste whilst still warm... especially when you have made it yourself! On Thursday afternoons,9 students from Mount Carmel and EGA made their way from school to the Skip Garden to take part in the Junior Chef Club, supported by 2 of our Senior Generators, Kaine and Kira. We wanted for the Junior Chefs to not only learn how to cook amazing food, but also to learn about themselves, how we are all connected to other things around us, where our food comes from and our role in helping plants grow.Read More
The last month has seen the Skip Garden's presence at brand agency Karmarama evolving, as we've been asked to take on a few more hours on Tuesdays to do the baking for tea times. We're also getting the food waste and recycling situation in the kitchen up to scratch, sourcing more organic produce all the time, and sourcing organic and free range meats and MSC certified fish on the odd occasion when meat is on the menu there, writes Global Generation's Chef Sadhbh Moore.
We promised to bring the Skip Garden to Karmarama, so that's what we plan to do, not just in our menu and flavours, but in our ethos too. With over 150 scones made for one 4pm staff tea party, it was clear they were a bit of hit when only crumbs remained on the plates by 4.05pm!Read More
We’ve had a month of new food and new faces in the kitchen, just in time for all the big events we have coming up to celebrate our ten year anniversary, writes Global Generation Chef Catherine Forrester.
We’re delighted to welcome two new kitchen interns, Harriet and Veronica. We were only planning to recruit one person, but they were both so brilliant we just couldn’t choose! They’ve already made themselves invaluable, helping to create some amazing pizzas in our new wood-fired pizza oven at an event in their first week.Read More