The projects, each of which will receive a pledge of up to £20,000 from the Mayor, are crowdfunding for additional funds through Spacehive, where members of the public can pledge money towards the projects.
This round of pledges has a special emphasis on healthy and sustainable food. Many of the crowdfunding campaigns backed by the Mayor will improve access to healthy food for local communities, as well as providing opportunities to take part in its production and preparation.
Another round of the crowdfunding programme will take place in autumn 2016. The programme is part of the London Enterprise Panel's (LEP) £20m London Regeneration Fund.
Among the gardening and parks-focused projects are:
Paxton Primary allotment (Lambeth): engaging parents and volunteers from the community to support school children with growing their own vegetables and selling them at affordable prices. The campaign has so far attracted 78 backers and raised £1,323 of a £7,857 total.
The Phoenix Garden Blooms (Camden): landscaping and refurbishing Phoenix Garden in time for its reopening after the construction of a new community building. The campaign has so far attracted 26 backers and raised £1,445 of a £19,980 total.
Seeing the Wood for the Trees (Ealing): sharing an underused piece of land with its surrounding community in the form of a Forest School and engaging attendees in this natural environment to explore all it has to offer. The campaign has so far attracted 42 backers and raised £5,731 of a £21,941 total.
Workspace Crèche (Hackney): a new crèche set in a studio space in Dalston, with access to a community garden; an innovative solution for artists, freelancers and creative entrepreneurs who are also parents. The campaign has so far attracted 24 backers and raised £10,586 of a £32,155 total.
The White House Community Garden (Dagenham): a new community garden on the Becontree Estate. This new social space is part of a locally-listed former farmhouse which is being renovated for community use and artist residencies. The campaign has so far attracted nine backers and raised £185 of a £30,207 total.