What is a Micro-Forest?
What is the timeline to establish the Holt Micro-Forest?
Where will the Holt Micro-Forest be established?
How will the initiative be funded?
How big will the Holt Micro-Forest be?
Does the Holt Micro-Forest have approval?
Which other organisations are you working with on this initiative?
How can I get involved?
What is a Micro-Forest? A Micro-Forest is a small but complete ecosystem that mimics a forest on a tiny scale. It’s a dense pocket of diverse vegetation that contains trees, shrubs, climbers and ground-covers that create a mini-ecosystem. A Micro-Forest captures carbon, breaks down decomposing organic material to return nutrients into the soil, creates habitat for wildlife and has a cooling effect on the surrounding area.
What is the timeline to establish the Holt Micro-Forest and Food Forest? Our community planting days are being scheduled for 28 May 2022 and 29 May 2022. Watch this space for more details!
Where will the Holt Micro-Forest and Food Forest be established? At the Boyle Place Park in Holt.
Which sites were assessed? Five sites were assess throughout April and May 2021. Boyle Place Park has support from the community and stakeholder group
Holt Oval Precinct Block 1 Section 13
Cazaly Close Park Block 1, Section 91
Boyle Place Park Block 1, Section 92
Armstrong Crescent Park Block 1, Section 93
Trumper St Green Space Block 1, Section 94
How will the Holt Micro-Forest initiative be funded? The initiative is being funded through a crowd-funding campaign that run throughout June 2021 which raised $25,000. In addition, we have been successful for two ACT Government Grants. We continue to run ongoing fund-raising activities.
How big will the Holt Micro-Forest be? The Micro-Forest will be approx 500 square meters and the Food Forest will be approx 200 square meters.
Does the Holt Micro-Forest have approval? The Holt Micro-Forest and Food Forest project has received in-principle support from Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS). We are working closely with TCCS throughout the project to obtain appropriate approvals before we commence works Earthworks in May 2022.
Which other organisations are you working with on this initiative? So far, we are working with Transport Canberra and City Services, Canberra Region Community Services, Ginninderra Catchment Group, The Climate Factory, TreeCreate and Thunderstone Aboriginal Cultural Services.
How can I get involved? Volunteer sessions are advertised on our website plog posts, Instagram account and Facebook group. Please register with the ACT Government Urban Volunteering program for access to insurance and training at our sessions. To discuss involvement further, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Everyone is welcome!
What is a micro-food forest? – Tucker Bush
What is a Micro-Forest and why are they cropping up around Canberra? | HerCanberra
How to build a community micro-forest by Edwina Robinson The Climate Factory