Miyawaki Forest Plantings and Presentation – Saturday May 18

Biodiversity Cooling Ecorestoration Environmental Justice Miyawaki Solutions

This Spring, we are planting the first two Miyawaki Forests in Worcester, MA. These dense, biodiverse, native pocket forests will bring cooling, beauty, and resilience to the urban landscape. Come join in the fun as a planting volunteer: sign up here!

Join us for our final planting day on Saturday May 18 at Plumley Village Apartments, where we will install several hundred saplings over two shifts, at 10am and 12pm. Come ready to get your hands in the soil and transform this landscape!

In this project we are creating pocket forests on two sites in total, at McGrath Parking Lot at the Worcester Public Library (3 Salem St, Worcester MA) and at Plumley Village (16 Laurel St, Worcester, MA — forest site is at the back of the complex, off of Prospect Street next to the basketball courts). In total we will plant over the course of six days (two have been added): Saturday April 27, Wednesday May 1, Saturday May 4, Wednesday May 8, Saturday May 11, and Saturday May 18, so sign up to join one or more events.

Learn more about the project, made possible by the MA Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness program and the City of Worcester, in partnership with Biodiversity for a Livable Climate and BSC Group.

To learn more about Miyawaki Forests, check out our program page and sign up for our mailing list to stay tuned for more project updates and ways to get involved.