Getting this year's Lunch and Learning off the ground

Getting this year's Lunch and Learning off the ground

We started off this year’s Lunch and Learning with a story.  A story that told of interconnectedness, of underground creatures and of looking up at the sky.

The story was a new iteration of a very old story and one that many different people in Global Generation have re-written and shared in different ways.  Nicole’s version told of 2 twins Bhoomi and Barsha who lived in the deep forests of the South of India.  Their crops had stopped growing and they went into the forest to find the big shinny worm who would help them.  The worm shared the 3 baskets of knowledge with them

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Notes from the Kitchen

Notes from the Kitchen

Skip Garden Chef Sadhbh gives a run down of what we've been up to and what we've got coming up. We've catered a few daytime and evening events, including our very own lovely winter's evening of pizza and soup where the plans for the new Skip Garden site were launched. The UCL Bartlett School of Architecture presented their incredibly intricate and impressive models of the structures that are currently under construction for our new location. Pop by the cafe for a cuppa and a browse of these most practical, miniature works of art. 

Head chef, Andy, has been perfecting our signature sourdough recipe, similarly getting ready for our relaunch when we move to the new site, where there will be sandwiches galore in our new pool facing cafe! 

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Revisiting Global Generation’s History - 2012

Revisiting Global Generation’s History - 2012

As Brian Swimme and Thomas Berry wrote, “There is a deep pull within us to discover and be true to the fact of our own interrelatedness.“ We experienced a new kind of togetherness in 2012 when we moved the Skip Garden, the Hoop Garden and our office onto our current location, writes Jane Riddford.

Bringing the different parts of the organisation together enabled us to see and experience ourselves more clearly as an ecosystem. A big factor in enabling closer collaboration was the fact that for the first time we had a kitchen on site. This meant that we began to regularly sit down as a whole team, to share a cooked lunch together.

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Oct 2014: Notes from the Garden Shed

Oct 2014: Notes from the Garden Shed

I’m writing this piece during the last few days of September and summer seems to be holding its breath not wanting to leave the stage for the entrance of autumn. Which is making me having to guess again when to settle in our winter crops, writes Paul Richens.

Timing in gardening, as in most things, is crucial. Sowing too early or too late can be disastrous – well, at most, unfortunate I suppose! Last year I sowed some green manures too early in the rather warm autumn to see them grow large and then get taken by the first frost.

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The Skip Garden Bees are Buzzing!

The Skip Garden Bees are Buzzing!

With the warm weather we have seen lots of excitement with our two hives. The air in our little corner of Kings Cross is thick with bees. Having produced two new queens the worker bees have been busy finding a new homes for the queens to lay their brood, writes Jane Riddiford.

Fortunately the Skip Garden bees are placid and the hives are healthy; we are lucky. I am taken back to 2011, when we got our first Global Generation hives ...I spend several hours lifting frames looking for the blue dotted queen, a plan to tame a feisty colony.

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