Grow May Project Gardens

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Project by Sarah Gregory

Grow May Project Gardens

Sarah Gregory profile

Project by Sarah Gregory

£2,787

raised of £25,000 target

77

supporters
11% 26 days left

Your investment will help secure our premises, our future and allow us to continue to grow as a vital hub in the community.

We desperately need your help and investment to save May Project Gardens and help us grow and become self-sufficient in the midst of  this Global Pandemic.

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 In the 14 years that we've been helping the most marginalised members of our society, including young black boys, unaccompanied refugee minors or people with mental health challenges in our community, we've never had to weather a storm like this one. 

 Ian founded the project in the memory of his mother, May,  who suffered from mental illness her whole life. As her primary carer he witnessed firsthand the importance of having access to green spaces, land, food growing and a vibrant loving community. 

Projects and spaces like ours are under threat in this current climate. 

As a part of humanity we all have to reconsider what matters to us, what society we want to be a part of and what community we want to build.

As a small project with a big vision we need to raise £25,000 towards a deposit to buy our premises and secure our future, against all uncertainty.

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About us:

May Project Gardens is an award-winning, innovative education model that educates and empowers young people to be healthy, entrepreneurial and grow their communities.

 May Project Gardens is situated in the suburbs of Morden in South London. The Project was founded in 2006 with the aim of bringing communities closer together through ecological and ethical activities.

 About our site:

The site has approximately 250sqm of growing space where a variety of fruits and vegetables are grown by individuals who volunteer their time to help keep the project going. The site was designed using Permaculture principles, advocating working with nature not against her to fulfil our needs. We place a great emphasis on reducing waste and increasing efficiency.

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 The site houses a medium sized poly tunnel, a small herb garden, two large main crop beds, a wildlife zone (which includes a pond and a wild flower bed), a small food forest garden and four different composting systems.

Your investment will enable us to have economic self determination and allow us to continue the vital  work we do for the community. 

How you can help us:

Please purchase one of our rewards, or make a donation towards our cause. We really appreciate your support.

 

To support us further please also share a link to our page on your social channels so that together we can spread the word.

 

If you would like to get involved and set up your own fundraiser page that goes towards our target, you can do so by clicking the blue ‘start fundraising’ button. When your page is set up, you will be able to sell our incentives to your friends and family in return for a donation to our cause. This will help to widen the reach of our campaign and help us to hit our target.


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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Hip Hop Garden EP

Track produced by MPG

£10 or more

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Seasonal Produce from the garden (to be collected)

Locally grown, organic and cared for by MPG

£20 or more

May Project Garden Tshirt

Organic t shirts available in Green and Black S/M/L

£20 or more

2 of 3 claimed

Zine by Beth Ingram founder of Hearts & Minds

'I'm Sensitive, not Sick' is the bestselling debut zine from Beth Ingram, award winning youth mental health practitioner and founder of Hearts & Minds who spent much time at May Project Gardens whilst navigating the mental health system and reflecting on the importance of non-institutional settings. She has kindly offered three of these for our campaign: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/808984592/sensitive-not-sick-mental-health-zine

£30 or more

1 of 10 claimed

4 x Come We Grow Tickets (subject to opening)

Monthly event that brings communities together with Capoeira, Sound Healing and music into the wee small hours.

£40 or more

1 of 3 claimed

Hand drawn MPG

A hand illustrated drawing of MPG by Katja Rackin (@le.kracker) from @HolidayGhosts

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

CV makeover

Mona our co director has offered a few of her many services. There is only one available slot .

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

A weeks worth of groceries from City Harvest

A selection of fresh produce

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Painting from @jwstudio

Bold, Colourful, geometric abstract, original acrylic paintings

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Social Media best practice advice session

Our co director Sarah will evaluate and give feedback on one of your social media channels.

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