Downer Community Micro-forest
The Downer micro or tiny forest started in 2019. At Downer we included water harvesting methods and a dense plant ratio.
The dense planting is based on the Miyawaki method of approximately three plants per square metre.
The end result – we converted a dustbowl into an urban oasis in 12 months.
Watson Community Micro-forest
In 2021 we planted 1200 native plants in the Watson Micro-forest.
The Climate Factory partnered with three Watson residents to develop the Watson Micro-forest. Volunteer leaders raised $83,000 from community, business and grants.
The Landscape Plan includes a native tiny forest. Also included is a pollinator patch, a ‘dry’ creek bed and water harvesting trenches.
Nature play elements include a timber boardwalk, shopfront, ‘fire pit’ and timber logs for climbing. There is a forest classroom with boulder seating, broad pathways and a picnic table and benches.
Holt Community Micro-forest
The Climate Factory is collaborating with locals to create the Holt Micro forest. Jennifer Bardsley is the volunteer community leader.
The Landscape Plan includes a native micro-forest, a pollinator patch, water harvesting and nature play. A Food Forest will be planted in the Boyle St Park.
The volunteer leadership group have raised $25,000 from crowdfunding.
Sullivans Creek Micro-forest
The Climate Factory partnered with the Molonglo Conservation Group to plant a micro-forest in Lyneham. This project was sponsored by Alicia Payne MP via a Federal Government Grant.
The tiny forest of 1000 native plants is located at the corner of Wattle and Goodwin Streets Lyneham. The area of open parkland is located within the Sullivans Creek floodplain.
Edible Micro-forest, Braddon
The Climate Factory created a display of climate-ready edible plants in wicking beds on Lonsdale St, Braddon. Native and exotic species provide food, shade and habitat and were selected to thrive during hot, dry weather and cold winters.
This project was sponsored by the City Renewal Authority.
The Climate Factory offers online classes on ‘How to create a community micro-forest in 8 steps’.