Let's Root for Each Other

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

  • Fill out the May Day Commitment form below. We will send you reminders and updates. This also allows us to track participation and map how May Day Kindness spreads.

  • On May 1st or another day in May, give a plant or flower with a kind message to a neighbor.

  • Share a photo on social media using #maydaykindness2019


Planting A May Day Tradition of Kindness

Around the world, many communities celebrate the arrival of Spring with a May Day celebration.  These include festivals and festivities of renewal and growth.  Many also have traditions of giving a “May Day Basket” of flowers. We at Inspired2C want everyone to experience the joy of May Day Kindness.

2017 was our inaugural year and we shared 70 plants with the Fort Collins, Colorado community to celebrate May Day as part of our “Fluent In Kindness” project. In 2018, we collaborated with local youth organizations and distributed 300 plants and messages of kindness.. With your help, we hope to amplify our efforts for 2019.

Our “Fluent In Kindness” project encourages everyone to make kindness a habit.  Kindness to others, to ourselves, and to the plant.  We feel the simple act of giving plants achieves all three.  The person giving a plant gains the satisfaction of knowing they are improving the environment of the community and others.  The recipient of the plant gets an awesome surprise and the knowledge the community cares.  Finally, its also good to the planet because, obviously, spreading the “green-thumb” cultivates a community where everyone is involved in making a better planet.

Check out this NPR story on the history of the May Basket Day. 


2019 May Day Kindness Commitment

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