Small community forest patches are being planted in cities around the world to address the global biodiversity crisis. Many of these have been inspired by a Japanese concept known as the Miyawaki Method of forestry or Miyawaki Miniforests. The Miyawaki Method is an innovative Japanese approach to cultivating biodiverse forests within cities, post-industrial and regional landscapes. The approach has inspired industry leaders, communities, and environmental practitioners to organise and plant forests. This event will share Australian, Japanese, and global expertise on biodiverse urban forestry. Such projects are important for a range of reasons including community cohesion and wellbeing, urban biodiversity, and liveability as well as cleaner agricultural and industrial production, climate mitigation and cooling. The event is hosted by Adelaide University and Kyushu University and is timed to coincide with celebrations for Adelaide’s recent listing as a National Park City. Adelaide is the second such city to achieve a National Park City status following London.
Green Adelaide acknowledges the Kaurna people as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters of the Adelaide region, upon which we have the privilege to work and connect. We acknowledge and respect the cultural, spiritual, physical and emotional connection that Kaurna Miyurna (Kaurna People) hold with their land, waters and community, and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. Green Adelaide will work in partnership with the First Peoples of South Australia to take a leading role in caring for their Country.