2020 – Miyawaki Planting in Nanterre University

Before planting
2 years later

Planting period : december 2020

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Planting carried out as part of a three-way partnership, initiated by the student association LABESS: Laboratoire Éthique, Économique, Social & Solidaire, and the University of Nanterre, which financed the project (University Participatory Budget).

The LABESS association’s objective was to experiment with the Miyawaki method to recreate a “nourishing forest” using fruit-bearing plant species, for wildlife and students. Almond trees were included in the species selection, echoing Nanterre’s almond-growing tradition.

The students and the university took over maintenance of the plantation. The period of health crisis and its impact on student life posed new difficulties for this aspect.

Planting site: Nanterre University campus (92)

The plantation is located on the Universit├ę de Nanterre campus, in the all├ęe des Arts, behind the CROUS refectory. The site was chosen after considering several options, based on data provided by the university: biodiversity inventory, differentiated management plan for campus green spaces, soil survey reports.

As the soil on the campus is largely composed of backfill excavated during the campus construction period, it was carefully assessed at the planting site itself, in order to assess the quality of the soil conditions and gain a better understanding of the high drainage capacity of the soil at this level, as emphasized by the campus green spaces field agents, who alerted us to the risk of water shortage for the trees.

The plantation is located on the Universit├ę de Nanterre campus, in the all├ęe des Arts, behind the CROUS refectory. The site was chosen after considering several options, based on data provided by the university: biodiversity inventory, differentiated management plan for campus green spaces, soil survey reports.

GPS coordinates : 48.90485, 2.21745

The planting in pictures

Before planting: site preparation

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Planting in December 2020

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Evolution over time

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