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I’ve also been working on supporting a project I feel really strongly about. Two retired Australians (who happen to be my parents) have setup the first Hip Hop Dance school in Rwanda. With no experience of dance (or anything Hip Hop related) they are making an amazing difference to the community fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS through dance.
The Hip Hop school now organises flash mobs around Rwanda, whereby the dancers attract large crowds in rural villages and then the dancers teach the crowd about HIV/AIDS prevention at the end of their performance. It’s an incredibly inspiring story. We are raising £5,000 so this work can continue. Please have a look at this video and if you’d like to donate, you can do so here.
As Spring gets under way, I’ve just been sent these wonderful two gardens from Alex and his grandma Mary.
Alex has been recovering after having his appendix out, so he’s had plenty of time to plan his little garden.
Alex and Mary have created the very first herb pothole garden in Haslemere road in Crouch End, so their neighbours can enjoy some free herbs over the summer months.
If all of the recent sunshine has inspired you to get out there and spread some happiness, take a photo and email it to me so I can share your adventures here on the blog. To help you get you kitted out, my lovely friends over at YIMBY are giving away some great guerrilla gardening starter kits, check them out here.
This week, two more pothole gardens have sprung up in Europe.
Andrea from Italy sent me his little garden, complete with a tractor (to help fix the road, of course…).
And perhaps the world’s first “twin” pothole garden was spotted in the Netherlands in the Inventor District.
Thanks for sending them to me – if you spot a pothole garden, get in touch!
When I was in Prague recently, I came across the forget-me-not project, a project to help find missing children. Check them out, it’s a great cause and they are accepting donations if you’re feeling generous.