Woodland Star Forest
Providing opportunities for children outdoor learnings
Located on the edge of Nairobi, Kenya, the Woodland Star Forest is a collaboration with local communities and schools.
The pocket forest will help students understand the importance of wise land management, the value of biodiversity and the sheer joy of getting their hands in the soil through the participation in the planting and maintenance.
Forest Maker Michael Waiyaki
“We are very happy to support our local community to develop highly diverse restoration projects. The inclusion of two local schools is great as the children are the future so we are excited to plant seeds & trees with them which will continue to grow for many years.”
— Jonathan Jenkins, Brackenhurst Botanic Garden & Forest
Why Woodland Star Forest ?
Woodland Star Forest will not only see these indigenous plant and animal species thrive once again, the project will strengthen community bonds as it brings together two local schools - Woodland Star International School (private) and Tigoni Primary School (public) - around 2000 children invited to partner with woodlands and plant with the Miyawaki Method. It will be an extraordinary learning and exposure experience for these children.
This project will restore an area of 400 Sq m exposed to climate change by removing the remnants of a eucalyptus plantation that has hampered biodiversity and led to poorly-nourished soil. The entire area was once the southern tip of the Aberdare ecosystem, yet now 99.9% of these native forests have been destroyed. Taking inspiration from conservation and restoration activities at Brackenhurst, this project will help to bring back the trees, birds and wildlife that once used to flourish in this area.