Anyone can plant a mini-forest around their home
Useful documents to get started
Anyone can start restoring the natural ecosystems around them. It was this conviction that inspired our first project, and above all our associative project: by sharing the information that has been useful to us, we are convinced that everyone will be able to experiment in turn, adapting to the context and improving what can be improved.
Botanist Akira Miyawaki’s planting method is accessible to everyone, and he himself has consistently encouraged people all over the world to get started as soon as possible.
“One way to help reduce environmental disease and secure our future is to plant more trees. It’s something each of us can do, anywhere, starting now.”
Cooperation and sharing are the only way to meet the challenges of the years ahead.
On this page you’ll find all the documents you need to launch your own project.
We’ve put together here everything we would have liked to have found when we launched our own first project, enriched by what we’ve been able to learn and co-construct over the years: remember, nothing is set in stone and there’s no magic recipe, which is what makes experimenting with the Miyawaki method so interesting and enjoyable! You’ll always be in the best position to adapt it to your own context, your own objectives.
Useful documents to talk about the project: pedagogical, Miyawaki method and others
In the course of our work, we’ve created a number of documents to communicate our projects to a variety of audiences, especially schoolchildren.
Below you’ll find examples of graphics, photos, posters and session descriptions that may inspire you. Don’t forget: the more personalized you are, the more relevant you’ll be!
Note: we are sorry that all these documents are not yet available in English language. If you wish to help us translating us, please feel free to send us a message through the contact form 🙂
Useful documents for launching your project - free to download
Understanding the Miyawaki method
- Visit the dedicated page on our website
- Download the one-page summary written by our members
- Familiarize yourself with the concept of potential natural vegetation, on which the Miyawaki method is based
- Understand the natural process on which the Miyawaki method saves time, by reproducing the last stage of the ecological succession process.
Preparing your planting project
- Visualize the key steps of a planting project
- Prepare an indicative budget by anticipating the main expenditure items
- More concretely, get an idea of all the points to be validated using the Miyawaki plantation mind map (not avalaible in English so far, but coming soon...!)
- Contact existing collectives to gather their feedback
Boomforest has contributed to the content of the "J'agis Je plante" training course created by the French Fondation pour la Nature et l'Homme, which takes a step-by-step approach to all the stages involved in creating a mini-forest through short videos, summarized in summary sheets that are free to download.
This training course is totally free of charge and provides a good understanding of the issues involved in planting, but is only available in French so far. We warmly recommend it to anyone wishing to launch a participative planting project.
Launch your project!
- Drawing on existing documents to spread the word about the project and engage local residents in a collective dynamic
- Identify a site
- Identify all the potential players involved in the project and coordinate with each of them, according to their capabilities.
- Take the plunge, persevere, and support each other collectively to reach the end!