The town of Natick is seeking 30-40 volunteers to help plant a tiny forest on the high school campus on Sept. 30 (postponed from the original Sept. 23 date). Natick late last year announced it had been awarded a Metropolitan Area Planning Council grant that would be used in part for this dense and diverse tree stand it hopes will serve as a model for others in the community and beyond.
Those interested in volunteering should be ready to commit to at least 2.5 hours and should bring their own gardening or work gloves.
A tiny forest uses the Miyawaki Forest method, which Rundelli has described as dense and diverse plantings that can replicate the competition plants face in the wild.
Natick High School’s Earth Club will maintain the forest for at least its first 3 years along with other community members, and some Department of Public Works assistance.
If you do volunteer & heard about the project here, please do answer “Natick Report” to the question: “How did you hear about this project?”