What is Forests for Calgary?

The Calgary Climate Hub has teamed up with Alberta Ecotrust on the project Forests for Calgary. Together, we are establishing small urban forests using the successful Miyawaki method. Using this method, a densely-planted 'tiny forest' can grow many times faster than occurs in nature, making this an excellent tool for rapidly greening urban areas.

How do you get involved?

Does your group have some land that is crying out for trees? A typical tiny forest only takes up the size of a tennis court! The Calgary Climate Hub is seeking partners such as schools, community associations and other community groups to work with us.

Do you want a Tiny Forest in your community?

 

  • Download our Partnership Booklet for more information.

  • Complete an expression of interest. (On Hold - 2023 applications are now closed.)

  • Applications for the 2024 planting season will commence in Fall 2023

  • The tiny forest application period is now closed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to apply. If you are interested in volunteering for a forest planting event, we will be sending out announcements as we enter planting season and events are scheduled.

Join our volunteer list now to stay informed on future planting events.

To support this project, and other grassroots municipal climate action projects, please consider donating to the Calgary Climate Hub.

 

Image 1: Sample Forest Design by Heather M.

Image 2: A child taking part in an community planting event in Calgary, October 2022.

A huge thank you to the Nature Node for initiating this project, including Rob Miller, Sandra Mills, and Heather Addy.

 

Forests for Calgary is funded by Alberta Ecotrust Foundation’s Climate Innovation Grant Program.