How Tiny Forests Speed Up The Re-Greening Process

Have you heard of Tiny Forests®? Meant to help speed up the natural afforestation that would happen if nature were allowed to take over an area, a Tiny Forest® is a:

“Densely packed native forest, that fits into the size of a tennis court. The forest is not just a pleasant spot for butterflies, birds, bees and small mammals; it is a great place for people too. In the outdoor classroom, children learn about nature and it also serves as a meeting place for the local community.” – IVN Natuureducatie

In 2015, Dutch nature educators IVN Natuureducatie invited TED-talk speaker and afforestation expert Shubhendu Sharma to the Netherlands to plant their very first Tiny Forest®. Here’s how it went:

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