Author: Hannah Lewis
In Mini-Forest Revolution, Lewis presents the Miyawaki Method, a unique approach to reforestation devised by Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki. She explains how tiny forests as small as six parking spaces grow quickly and are much more biodiverse than those planted by conventional methods.
She explores the science behind why Miyawaki-style mini-forests work and the myriad environmental benefits, including:
cooling urban heat islands
- establishing wildlife corridors
- building soil health
- sequestering carbon
- creating pollinator habitats
- and more
Today, the Miyawaki Method is witnessing a worldwide surge in popularity. Lewis shares the stories of mini-forests that have sprung up across the globe and the people who are planting them―from a young forest along the concrete alley of the Beirut River in Lebanon to a backyard forest planted by tiny-forest champion Shubhendu Sharma in India.
This inspiring book offers a revolutionary approach to planting trees and a truly accessible solution to the climate crisis that can be implemented by communities, classrooms, cities, clubs, and families everywhere.