Holmfirth Art & Music Case Study

In this case study, we explore the remarkable effects of charitable funding supporting the “Zero Carbon” educational project at Earthworks New Mill Community Garden.

Grounded in the principles of environmental sustainability, this initiative stands as a testament to the strength of community collaboration, dedicated to minimising carbon footprint, fostering biodiversity, and nurturing a deep sense of care for the environment.

The “Zero Carbon” project, an ambitious educational endeavour, sought to weave together the threads of environmental consciousness and creativity at Earthworks New Mill Community Garden. The vision was to reduce carbon emissions, encourage biodiversity, and cultivate a deep sense of appreciation for our natural world. Through the generous support of charitable funding, this vision was brought to life, unleashing the potential for transformative change.

At the heart of the project was an educational journey that empowered participants to explore innovative carbon reduction methods. Working in partnership with Creative Minds and the NHS Trust, the initiative engaged children, their families, and socially isolated adults in immersive learning experiences. Through workshops held in community spaces and at the Garden, participants delved into the fascinating world of sustainability, biodiversity, and environmental care.

The trail was hosted by Friends of Earthworks New Mill Community Garden.

Participating artists and groups include Mick Kirby Geddes, Stephanie Bartholet, Meltham C of E School, fairandfunky working with Holme Valley Scouts, Globe Arts working with Young Arts Class, Rachel Smith working with New Mill Schools and Marion Robinson working with Common Threads.

The art trail was showcased as the opening event of the Holmfirth Arts Festival 2023, capturing the essence of creativity and sustainability in perfect harmony.