Miyawaki Mini Forests

If you have 1000 square feet or more land, consider leaving a margin of 10 feet around and then growing a thick natural mini forest, all natural. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfA2namCs7Y We did one in muy flats. Very proud after 1.5 years see images at https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipNNT15rSFTjGa_SGT3EbIvxEMly2f_XxfZb...

• Can get detailed instructions from https://www.afforestt.com/methodology They even did a one in the Netherlands https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDSlft037gk (https://www.ivn.nl/tinyforest/nieuws/eerste-bedrijf-plant-tiny-forest-op... using google translate; they have many now, even have a pin code lottery, and planted 10k saplings all over Netherlands)

• Handy calculator for margin and grow area https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1GMBH2crEH8qyM5v1btEnshe_yT4xwX3e... Photo is of the one in my building. My idea, 2018 September. Some of them have grown well now!

•Idea is to go deep, add manure, compost, cocopeat, dry corn waste or something else to make soil loose, then put native trees - 60 cm of each other, a shrub, then a 1-2 that will grow 12-25 feet and 1 that grows taller so they take up seperate areas of the sun light. Like apartments

• We dont add fertilizers or any chemicals. Dig 4 feet deep, added bio mass (sugar cane after juice removed and dries or dry husk/ corn waste, coconut shell, broken to bits ... cocopeat, good to hold water; cow manure, compost, fallen leaves. Make a mound so extra water runs off plus its super natural fertile. Then put saplings. We removed some non native species that the builder had put (4 palms and another tree that is not native to here), then planted 115 saplings.

• Not all survivied as i did not get the best of plants, and we did not have enough sugarcane waste (something to make the soil loose). anyway enough have lived, see the pictures, can see the transformation. We water 6 times a week unless it rains, for the first 3 years.

• Add mulch (dry leaves). So yes a lot of activity but 100% natural. no medicines, but we do mix in neem and other saplings that are medicinal and help each other

Costs in INR Rupees https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQR9wXLTw4h1-XUngq89Ekaf...