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.
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.
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.
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.