Where can you plant a Miyawaki Forest?
Miyawaki forests do not require a huge amount of space; you can plant them almost anywhere in sites as small as three square meters. Even at this size, they fast become a habitat for countless species and offer multiple ecosystem services all at once.
These pocket forests are perfect for the fast regeneration of urban areas, and SUGi’s forest makers have transformed school playgrounds, city parks and urban rivers from grey to green.
We need the forest around us wherever we are, and instead of going out into the wilderness, the Miyawaki method brings the wild to you. SUGi Pocket Forests can be created at the front door of a community, and the social benefits of this to mental and physical health are as important as the ecological and environmental.
The Miyawaki method is community-based and people-centred and can be used to reclaim and reimagine public space for the benefit of people and the planet. It’s all about creating “pockets of hope.”
SUGi aims to restore ecosystems and build biodiversity. The Miyawaki method enables us to do precisely that, creating a flourishing forest habitat that provides a range of social, environmental and ecological benefits beyond just capturing carbon.
Miyawaki forests purify the air, manage water, regulate the climate, create oxygen, build soil and biodiversity, and provide food, medicine, shelter and joy to all those connected to it.