SUGi
France

Astaffort, France

Astaffort School Forest

Creating an Outdoor Classroom in Astaffort, France

School
Miyawaki Method
Land Forest

The Astaffort School Forest is part of a series of environmental projects taking place across the region. This environmental partnership with the municipality began in 2011 with a proposal made by the Nature Club to develop various communal lands on which vegetation was virtually non-existent due to lack of maintenance and damaging weather events.

In recent consultations with the local government, the final development project for the Astaffort land saw a decision reached to create an innovative, outdoor educational space for a local school by planting a 200 Sq m native Miyawaki forest. The idea is for the forest to be a place of fun, curiosity and learning for the children, as well as a refuge for local wildlife.


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600

TREES

200

SQUARE METERS

29

NATIVE SPECIES

The site of the Astaffort School Forest
The Astaffort School Forest being planted.

"The Astaffort Forest emerged from a chance meeting between three women acutely aware of the importance of ecological projects in promoting greater understanding about the environment, supporting biodiversity, and also cultivating a sense of community among those able to enjoy the completed forest projects."

Noëlie Courier, MiniBig Forest Maker

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