About the project
The Children and Young People's (CYP) Gardening Project is a charity based in the borough of Croydon. The project's aim is to promote the overall well being of children and young people from ages 4+ through the use of gardening and garden related arts and crafts, with the understanding that gardening can help promote overall mental, emotional, social and physical well being. Gardening helps people to relax, can help to build self esteem, confidence, social skills, learning about life cycles, building resilience and help support overall mental health and so much more. We carry out activities, such as sowing seeds, planting, harvesting, making seed bombs, miniature gardens, painting bird houses, making bug hotels, and much more...
A word from the founder...
" Welcome to the CYP Gardening Project. I first thought about starting this project in 2016 as a way of combining my 2 passions; gardening and working with children and young people. I have worked with young people for nearly 20 years across the statutory, voluntary and private sector in a range of settings.
I continue to experience the positive benefits of gardening and felt that starting a project like this could be really helpful for children and young people, not just for their emotional and mental well being but also supporting their physical and social well being and development" .
"The immediate response to coronavirus is only the start. People across the country know that charities like ours are #NeverMoreNeeded now, and for the foreseeable future." "We’re backing the #NeverMoreNeeded campaign because, like many other charities, we know the work we do helps change people’s lives, and our community, for the better."