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Medicine Festival

This weekend I’ll be joining the line up of speakers at Medicine Festival – a festival for people and planet. Come along and connect with activists, artists, storytellers, musicians and much more. 
 

Hiphop Conference

This September I’ll be taking part in the European Hip Hop Studies Network Meeting. It’s taking place online and live from Rotterdam. The line-up is full of hip hop scholars, artists, graffiti specialists and urban culture experts. Come and join the conversation.

#PEakDistrictproud

I recently visited the Peak District National Park to share a simple but important message – pick up your litter! I got to share some music about the effect litter can have on our environment, (and over 11k people are loving it so far). Click below to watch the full video. 

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Play Video

Recently Tomé Morrissy-Swan from the Daily Telegraph paid a visit to our gardens. Watch the video to hear what he had to say about our work. Or read the full article by clicking the link below.

Fundraising

We are raising money to secure our own grounds at May Project Gardens. Find out more below.  We’d love your support. 

Podcast

I was recently featured on the Migrant Ground Podcast, by HAVEN Coffee, a social enterprise serving fair trade, ethically sourced organic coffees with a social mission of promoting refugee arts.

Ethical Consumer

May Project Gardens was recently featured in the Ethical Consumer blog. It discusses our fundraising campaign and the real social change we hope to see.

Podcast

I was recently featured on an episode of the Prompted By Nature podcast. I spoke about biodiversity, creativity and safe spaces in urban settings. You can listen to the full episode below.

Threads Radio

I was recently a guest on Threads Radio, discussing fundraising.  Threads are currently fundraising for Refugee Week. Donations will be split between grassroots projects, including May Project Gardens. 

Feedback

May Project Gardens are researching into the impact of our work. We would be hugely grateful if you would take a few minutes to complete an evaluation from, if you have ever volunteered in the garden or attended our events. 

Green Festival

On Tuesday 26th May I will be taking part in a discussion about Resilient Communities hosted by the Green Party. Come along to this online festival and learn what about how you can play in part in #GreenRecovery and enhance community resilience.

Congratulations

We recently posted about an opportunity at Sutton Community Farm. We’re excited that Moses, from our #HipHopGarden project is now a new Eco Talen Intern there. Wishing him all the best! 
Find out more about sustainable food systems and other opportunities through FeedBack

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I’ve recently been featured in the article by The Telegraph, about how to reduce food waste and grow your own vegetables. Check it out to find out more.

FreeDom Now Track

The very first song from our Hip Hop Garden programme with ChooseLove is out now. It tells the moving story of 6 young boys who travelled to the UK alone in search of a better life, leading behind families in Eritrea, Ethiopia & Vietnam. All of the proceeds from the track goes to the boys, to support the live they are building. Help make their future brighter by purchasing the track, for just £5!

Internship

Want to learn how to grow and sell vegetables? Sutton Community Farm are looking for two enthusiastic Eco Talent Interns! If you’re interested in sustainable agricultural, the environment and love the outdoors then this is the role for you. The role is open to 18-24 year olds, who are not currently students or recent graduates.  

Tree Planting

It was a privillage to take part in the Big Climate Fightback with the woodland trust. They are inspiring young people to take part in reforestation and giving back to the planet. Watch this video to find out more about the great work that they are doing.

Workshops

From 10th -14th March I’ll be on a Hip Hop Garden tour in libraries across London. I’m hosting a fun, practical and FREE workshop for children to learn about planting and growing food, healthy eating and nature. We’ll be creating vegetable beds, writing songs and learning how to cook. It’s a great opportunity for children to be educated, empowered and inspired to be healthy and develop their communities.

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Read this beautiful piece by Ruby Tandoh  about Esiah Levy’s life, and food growing in London by POC. Esiah was a young, black grower from Croydon, who shared his seeds and kindness, with strangers across the world, for free, until he tragically died. If you want to support Esiah’s legacy or his family’s wishes, you can donate to any of the projects mentioned at the end of the article.

DJ Night

I’m excited to be back on the decks again. On Saturday 15th February, I’ll be playing at Tribe of Baloo with some amazing DJs. Join us for some a magical night of music, vegan pizza and cocktails!

Thank You

On Saturday 7th December, we held the last Come We Grow of the year…and had a great time! Thank you so much to anyone who has attended Come We Grow this year. We are so grateful. We will be back for more fun on Saturday 1st February. Excited to see you then.

Come We Grow

Come We Grow is returning on Sat 7th March. It is a showcase of musicians, performers, and activists displaying their creative approach to environmentalism. Get together, be inspired, learn, eat amazing vegan pizza and have fun. Hosted at Cafe Cairo, London

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I was privileged to be featured in a Red Pepper article, talking about land justice and race. Check it out!

Workshop

I’ll be at the Schools & Academies Show in Birmingham on 13th & 14th November, in the Well Being Demo area, doing talks about hip-hop, health, and spiritual wellness.

Festival

Come find me at my stall at Vevolution on 16th November.

Event

On Thursday 24th October, I’ll be leading an interactive workshop about growing communities. Come & be empowered to use your cultural experience & skills.

Conference

On Friday 25th October, I will be hosting a workshop at the Ethical Consumer Conference. Not one to miss.

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Have a read of this great article about May Project Gardens and Hip Hop Garden, published in ‘I am Hip-Hop’ Magazine.

Blog

I was recently featured in ‘Julie’s Bicycle’ blog. It’s a great way to learn more about May Project Gardens; the team, the projects, our goals & future plans. Read all about it.

XR Lambeth Uprising

Last month I had the privilege of performing at the Extinction RebellionLambeth Uprising. There has been a wave of increased awareness and concern about climate breakdown. So much of the music I make is about adding to that conversation. Check out the full performance videos.

Sunday Morning Live

This August, I brought a few wonderful volunteers along to Sunday Morning Live at the BBC studios in London. We got to chat about May Project Gardens, hip-hop, gardening and pressing some homegrown apples. It was a great experience.