About us

We're a not-for-profit organisation working to give more children in South Yorkshire and beyond the opportunity to get outdoors and interact with nature, such as by planting a tree - or a few!

Our story

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.

Our impact

7500+ trees planted

9 school projects to improve their outside space

6 public spaces improved for nature & people

We aim to keep children at the centre of everything we do - giving them a voice, getting them involved in projects from the very start and working with them to bring their amazing ideas to life.

Planting the right tree in the right place is incredibly important to us - and sometimes it's not a tree, but a bush or wild flowers. We work with experts to make sure we consider the practicalities of the site, what's good for wildlife and what's manageable for those taking care of the site going forward.

We want to give everyone the opportunity to enjoy nature where they live. When choosing which community and school projects we take on, we prioritise areas that have higher deprivation and/or less green space. 

We believe in the power of collaboration and work with partners across South Yorkshire and beyond to deliver exciting and impactful projects.

If you would like to discuss how we can work with your school, community or business please get in touch.

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