Planting will happen on Saturday, September 30th starting at 9am. We are looking for 30-40 volunteers for each 2.5 hour shift to assist with planting almost 700 plants! Volunteers will receive detailed instructions on planting and broken up into smaller groups with a lead volunteer. If you are interested in being a lead volunteer, please indicate so on the sign up sheet above!
We are asking that all volunteers bring gardening or work gloves. If you have extra gloves you are willing to share, please do so labelled with your last name and address so they can be returned to you after the planting day! If you are able to bring any additional tools, you can provide that information on the sign up sheet.
We will have shade and water available on the site, and bathrooms will be available in the High School building!
The Town of Natick is excited to announce that we will be installing a Miyawaki or Tiny Forest at the Natick High School campus. Through funding provided by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council's (MAPC) Accelerating Climate Resiliency Program, the Town is working to engage with students on various tree planting endeavors in Town. You can learn more about the Planting the Future pilot program here Natick High School Tiny Forest.
They are planted and stewarded by communities, and show how communities can lead the way in building climate resilience, reimagining their public spaces one pocket at a time, which is what we're hoping to bring to Natick!
The Town is working with a number of organizations including our lead partner Biodiversity for a Livable Climate (Bio4Climate), and other community organizations. The Natick High School students are also active participants in the planning, installation, and on-going maintenance of the forest.
You can learn more about the methods at the below links.