Education & Youth

At May Project Gardens, we have more than 20 years experience working with marginalised youth in urban communities across London. Our flagship youth engagement programme, Hip Hop Garden, won the 2015 Team London award for our work with young people. We have been commissioned by partners to engage youth with health and wellbeing, enterprise and personal development by Merton Council, Southwark Council, MOAT Housing, Harrow Youth Offending Team, Evening Standard, Marcus Lipton Youth Club, Loughborough Farm and many others. We have worked in some of the most deprived boroughs in the city and have been commended for our people-led, community-centred approach.

Please get in touch if you would like us to run a programme of learning with young people you work with. Please find below further details of potential course content.


Hip Hop Garden

This course combines education, personal growth and skills development for young people to use music to grow their communities. Modules include Hip Hop, Diet and Nutrition, Food Growing, Permaculture, Green Economy and Event Management. Visit our course page to find out more.


The course can be broken down into the following elements, which can be run on their own:

Green Enterprise (up to 8 sessions) AQA accredited

Including routes to work and 'Grow to Sell'

Event Management (up to 8 sessions) AQA accredited

Including planning, logistics, fundraising and promotion


Food Growing (up to 8 sessions) AQA accredited

Including soil, composting and building a vegetable patch

Diet, Nutrition and Fitness (up to 8 sessions) 

Including diet, cooking, yoga, capoeira and nutrition education

Hip Hop as a Social Movement (up to 8 sessions) 

Including the history of hip hop, performance, writing, and recording

Permaculture (up to 4 sessions) 

The official 'Introduction to Permaculture' course with practical application

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