Learn how to enhance and restore the biodiversity in your area with the Pocket Forest team
The Pocket Forests team has created a method of planting native trees, shrubs and wildflowers in small urban areas adapted from the work of Japanese botanist Akira Miyawake. Miyawake created the concept of the Tiny Forests, where ‘layers’ – a canopy layer of tall trees, a shrub layer and ground cover are created so as to replicate the layering and biodiversity support that we see in larger forests. Pocket Forests extends this idea by looking at how we can also bring in recycled materials to support such grow.
Working with a private plot in Kilbeggan the Pocket Forests team will provide a demonstration of how to develop your own Pocket Forest. Focusing on 15sqm area a mix of native trees and shrubs will be planted into pre-prepared soil using leaf litter from existing local broadleaf woodlands.
As this session will be taking place outside, we recommend dressing in warm clothes and with appropriate footwear.
Tea and coffee provided. As numbers are limited to 15 persons, registration is required via EventBrite.