In 2023-2024, the L'OCCITANE Foundation is supporting GoodPlanet benelux's "Tiny Forest" project, which aims to plant 600 trees and shrubs over 200m2, and thus create a Tiny Forest.
The Miyawaki method that is used (deep soil opreparation, dense plantin, designated selection of 25 species of native canopy species, ...) allows much master groxth and higher biodiversity in a few years compared to he projects of conventional reforestation. The trees and bushes added opportunities for other plants (grasses) to grow, which again attracted insects and other small animals. The Tiny Forest provides food, shelter and breeding habitat for dozens of animals and could serve as a stepping stone between other larger nature reserves.
There are 3 stages in the creation of a Tiny Forest: design, planting and use (exploring nature). A Tiny Forest is an excellent outdoor classroom that can be used by schools for nature eductaion and awareness. thus, schools located neer the planting site will have the opportunity to work on its design and implementation. Schoolchildren will engage as "Tiny Forest Rangers" and will regularly visit the Tyny Forest to measure trees and count species.