May Day 2018
2017 was our inaugural year and we shared 70 plants with the Fort Collins community to celebrate May Day as part of our “Fluent In Kindness” project. With your help, we hope to amplify our efforts for 2018. In addition to asking for your support, this year we are collaborating with local youth organizations by providing opportunities for youth to plant, reflect on kindness, and give plants to their neighbors.
Ways to Contribute to May Day Kindness
- Post a donation flyer at work or another community space
- Create starters from your current plants to share
- Donate potting soil
- Donate pots
- Save and donate your glass recyclables
- Make a monetary donation to Inspired2C
- Volunteer to help plant
- Volunteer to deliver plants
Thank You To All Our Sponsors
***We are currently seeking sponsors for May Day Kindness 2018. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
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. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been a strong May Day tradition for Fort Collins or Northern Colorado. We at Inspired2C want to change that.
We want to create a new-twist on this tradition with the giving of small plants. We want to give a little of ourselves by sharing our plants with our neighbors. With some thinning or cutting, our plants will be likely be happier and we can connect with our neighbors. Plants teach us to be caring and enhance our lives.
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.