Friday, 26 August 2011

volunteering at Global Generation

On Wednesday, I enjoyed a morning stint for Global Generation to help prepare their 2nd portable allotment site (for growing herbs & veg in polytunnels) at Kings Cross Central. Argent, the developer, gives them temporary use of the land whilst awaiting its sale.

GG's previous 'Living Food' projects here were the Skip Garden at St Pancras Station and the Hoop Garden, the other allotment site which they will decant from.

The Guardian's IT department (from its Kings Place HQ across the road) was also there helping to spruce up a couple of used portakabins, furniture, etc. into classroom (for teaching related BTech courses to local kids) and meeting spaces (for local community or business use).

From this new garden, one can see the new University of the Arts London complex, which is ready next month - it is huge! How will the art students adapt to this new environment, i.e. considering the change from the 'edgy-ness' of Central St Martin's current location in Soho?

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