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Skip Gardens and Roof Allotments – King’s Cross, London

Herb, Fruit and Vegetable Roof Garden on the top of office building in King's Cross

Stéphanie and Michael attended a Food Junction event on Saturday 24 April to find out whether the Global Generation urban gardens could be somehow repeated as part of Urban Fallow.

They were guided by Paul Richens, Gardens Manager at Global Generation, through an allotment on top of an office building and through an improvised skip garden next to St Pancras International. Paul, who is an expert on the art of roof allotments explained that gardening on a roof can be challenging as it often involved carrying bags of soil to be carried up long staircases on human’s back!

A hungry 2 year-old picking edible flowers

About Global Generation

crane maze

Global Generation is dedicated to giving young people opportunities to play a part in creating a sustainable future.

The Skip Garden in King’s Cross is helping to create a bio diverse and social ecology  is supporting young people to play a pivotal role in transforming this part of the city. They are being trained to become social innovators who are building gardens and inspiring others to create a new and sustainable future.