A Bit of Earth

2021

Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham & Barnsley

This project is in partnership with Can Do South Yorkshire, Sheffield Climate Alliance, The Festival of Debate, and Opus Independents. We will also be working with community gardens across South Yorkshire – watch this space!

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lottery community fund
Festival of Debate

Our little bits of earth – those patches of stubborn buddleia and grass emerging from old carparks, our local parks, or the wide hills of the Peak District – have given us a lot this past year. They have been places to escape to, to breathe in, and out. They have given us birdsong, hopeful snowdrops, and handfuls of blackberries, and absorbed our carbon dioxide. But how often do we pause to acknowledge these everyday gifts?  In this project we want to create an opportunity for you to celebrate the green spaces which got us through this past year, and a chance to offer back some gifts of our own.

 

“Might I,” quavered Mary, “might I have a bit of earth? … To plant seeds in—to make things grow—to see them come alive,” (from The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett).

 

In exchange for stories and images of your daily walks, your unexpected encounters with wildlife, and your adventures into unexplored local green spaces, we shall send you a mysterious package containing seeds and a map to your very own ‘bit of earth’ to create your own secret garden with your neighbours.

To take part

If you are interested in taking part in the project, please fill in the form by pressing the ‘Sign Up’ button below:

 

 

On the form, we’ll ask you to upload a picture of your “bit of earth”, and to tell us your story.

You can write your story and read it out, or make it up as you go. They can be fact or fiction, but they do have to be set in outdoor spaces in South Yorkshire. Here’s some questions to help you think…

 

Have you discovered any secret gardens over this past year?


 

How have green spaces helped you through the lockdowns?


 

Have you had any unexpected encounters with wildlife?


 

Have any of your ‘daily walks’ turned into bigger adventures?

 

Has exploring your ‘bit of earth’ led to new local connections or friendships?

Only the first 150 households will receive these packages, so don’t delay! If you are part of a group of more than 6 (such as a community group or school group) please get in touch with us on bitofearth@thebareproject.co.uk. This project is open to residents of Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham, and Barnsley.

 

This project is suitable for all ages – we’re keen to hear from a wide range of people from across these 4 places.

Our little bits of earth – those patches of stubborn buddleia and grass emerging from old carparks, our local parks, or the wide hills of the Peak District – have given us a lot this past year. They have been places to escape to, to breathe in, and out. They have given us birdsong, hopeful snowdrops, and handfuls of blackberries, and absorbed our carbon dioxide. But how often do we pause to acknowledge these everyday gifts?  In this project we want to create an opportunity for you to celebrate the green spaces which got us through this past year, and a chance to offer back some gifts of our own.

“Might I,” quavered Mary, “might I have a bit of earth? … To plant seeds in—to make things grow—to see them come alive,” (from The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett).

In exchange for stories and images of your daily walks, your unexpected encounters with wildlife, and your adventures into unexplored local green spaces, we shall send you a mysterious package containing seeds and a map to your very own ‘bit of earth’ to create your own secret garden with your neighbours.

To take part

If you are interested in taking part in the project, please fill in the form by pressing the ‘Sign Up’ button below:

On the form, we’ll ask you to upload a picture of your “bit of earth”, and to tell us your story.

You can write your story and read it out, or make it up as you go. They can be fact or fiction, but they do have to be set in outdoor spaces in South Yorkshire. Here’s some questions to help you think…

 

Have you discovered any secret gardens over this past year?


How have green spaces helped you through the lockdowns?


Have you had any unexpected encounters with wildlife?


Have any of your ‘daily walks’ turned into bigger adventures?

Has exploring your ‘bit of earth’ led to new local connections or friendships?

Only the first 150 households will receive these packages, so don’t delay! If you are part of a group of more than 6 (such as a community group or school group) please get in touch with us on bitofearth@thebareproject.co.uk. This project is open to residents of Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham, and Barnsley.

 

This project is suitable for all ages – we’re keen to hear from a wide range of people from across these 4 places.

This project is in partnership with Can Do South Yorkshire, Sheffield Climate Alliance, The Festival of Debate, and Opus Independents. We will also be working with community gardens across South Yorkshire – watch this space!

10714125_341098542728343_8432264622909042605_o
lottery community fund
Festival of Debate