Greene-Rose Park Forest
Photos by Maya Dutta
On Saturday November 5, 2022 we planted our second Miyawaki Forest in collaboration with the City of Cambridge in The Port at Greene-Rose Heritage Park.
We are thrilled to bring another pocket forest to life with the help of the community. We will share information, updates, and photos on the forest as it progresses, so stay tuned!
About the Forest
The Miyawaki Forest is an ultra dense, biodiverse pocket forest that recreates the complexity of natural forests and the relationships and processes that help them grow strong and resilient. By giving home to a vast array of native species, they boost the biodiversity of the area and nurture pollinators, supporting and restoring ecosystems.
They sequester carbon in the soil, reduce air pollution and soil contamination, improve water absorption to buffer against flooding and erosion, and cool the surrounding area to mitigate the urban heat island effect. They also create a living classroom for people and communities to learn about native ecology, engage in stewardship, and experience the interconnectedness of the natural world.
Related Resources and Links
- Our main Miyawaki Forest Program page
- Our Danehy Park Miyawaki Forest project page
- Bio4Climate’s Miyawaki Forest video playlist
- ‘A Little Forest with a Towering Task‘ – Short documentary on the planting of the Greene-Rose Miyawaki Forest and the ‘grounded hope’ behind the work
- ‘Tiny Forests with Big Benefits‘ – A feature of our Cambridge forests and other Miyawaki plantings in The New York Times
- Mini-Forest Revolution: Using the Miyawaki Method to Rapidly Rewild the World by Hannah Lewis, published by Chelsea Green in June 2022
To Andrew Putnam and our partners in Cambridge DPW, staff at Bio4Climate, and the Cambridge community – to our amazing volunteers, team leaders, and all those who supported this project.