Global Generation

Organisational Context

Founded in 2004, Global Generation grows food, people and community for a just world.
We operate in the boroughs of Camden, Islington and Southwark and work with people of all ages,
particularly children and young people.

Working from educational agroecological spaces such as the Story Garden in King’s
Cross, the Floating Garden in Islington and the Paper Garden in Canada Water, we combine
activities such as urban food growing, cooking and healthy eating with dialogue, storytelling,
creative writing, the arts, silence and stillness. These practices help us to create the
conditions for people to come together in a fuller and more connected sense of who they are and
what they are a part of and, from that space, to practically and creatively contribute to
ecological and social change.

Our green spaces are a platform to bring different people together. As Gardener, you
will work closely with the Garden Team, volunteers and programme participants to support Global
Generation’s vision.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

As Gardener at the Story Garden, your responsibilities will include:

  • Working independently and within a team, including practical supervision of our
    Seasonal Assistant Gardener, to maintain the horticultural elements of the Story Garden and
    our Garden Services work to a high standard
  • Undertaking horticultural tasks (following agroecological principles),

    • Propagating, planting and harvesting  
    • Pruning, training and staking 
    • Maintaining good plant health 
    • Composting and maintaining good soil health 
    • Organic pest, disease and weed management 
    • Irrigation 
    • Maintenance and repair of raised beds
  • Proactively keeping the Story Garden clean, tidy and functional
  • Working in a manner that ensures your safety and the safety of others at all
  • Undertaking tasks efficiently and working within set timeframes
  • Communicating effectively with team members, including regular record keeping and
  • Basic administration, including use of G-suite
  • Carrying out any other reasonable duties as required
  • Working with Garden Services team to install new gardens and help to develop new
    designs and management plans
  • Potential to work off site with our Somers Town team, to install and maintain
    growing spaces within the local community
  • Contributing to the vision and the development of the Story Garden, and Global

Please note, this is a physical job which requires the ability to perform manual
handling tasks and move around the site.

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