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We work with primary schools to create a greener outdoor space where nature and the children can thrive. We get pupils involved from the offset, letting them share their own ideas, and we work with the school to turn these ideas into reality. From tree planting to bug hotels - there's a whole host of ways to help wildlife in your school.
We work with businesses and organisations, including property and land developers, community groups and local authorities, to bring children and families together to create or improve their local green space, to enhance their lives and give nature a helping hand. Whether we create a wild play area or plant a community orchard, we do it with and for the people who use the space.
At the start of 2020 we, a small group of (tired!) mums, set out to do something practical with our families, to help tackle the climate and biodiversity crises by helping nature on our doorstep. We partnered with Sheffield City Council’s community forestry team to deliver family-friendly tree planting events.
We knew we'd hit on something when our first tree planting event was attended by over 120 people of all ages - from toddlers to grandparents! Covid stopped us in our tracks for a while but as soon as we could, we got back out there planting trees with various groups and organisations across Sheffield and the surrounding area. We started working with schools to improve their outside spaces to benefit nature and the wellbeing of pupils (and staff too).
More recently, we started working with property and land developers to help them create better green spaces with and for the children (and their grown-ups) living in their developments. Income generated through these services helps to fund our community and school projects in areas of higher deprivation.
At the end of our first year as a social enterprise, we’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far and very excited about our plans for the years ahead.
Helen Beard, parent of Sam, age 8
As a small not-for-profit organisation, we rely on our volunteers sharing their time, knowledge and skills. There's something for everyone - from helping us with fundraising or social media to getting your hands dirty and planting trees. We’d love to hear from you!
We’re a small team with an ambitious vision and need your support to achieve our goals. All donations will help us to deliver nature-based projects and events for schools and communities in South Yorkshire. Please give what you can via our crowdfunding page. Thank you!
We know that spending time in nature is essential for improving the health and wellbeing of both children and adults. Partnering with us helps you to meet your CSR and ESG commitments and supports us to get more children and families outside helping nature (and themselves).