Afforestation to mitigate climate change with public support. We follow Prof. (Dr) Akira Miyawaki’s Model of Afforestation. It helps simulate forests in the tiniest of spaces, and allows us to see them mature within our own lifetime. The crowdforesting technique is the best way to splash our urban spaces with green, and enliven them with mini ecosystems.
Are you looking for an effective green solution close by? In your own compound? Farm? Institution premises?
Join our two-tier online training programme. The first module contains 30 short videos which give a comprehensive idea about the Miyawaki Model. On payment you can access them for a full year. The Module is available in both English and Malayalam languages.
Prof. (Dr) Akira Miyawaki, the well-known Japanese botanist, is the pioneer in the field of quick-and-durable forest creation. The USP of his tried-and-tested model is that anyone can simulate a forest in the smallest of spaces, in the shortest time possible and see it mature within one’s own lifetime.Read More
We at crowdforesting.org encourage you to follow the six basic principles of the Miyawaki Model of Afforestation, and put up a forest in your garden plot. The biggest advantage of Prof. Miyawaki’s model is that it helps create a forest in 10-15 years. So anybody can simulate a miniature natural forest in their premises.Read More
Adieu, Master Forester and Mentor
With profound sorrow, we share the news with our Crowdforesting family that our spiritual guide and foremost eco-warrior, Prof. Dr. Akira Miyawaki is no longer among us. The iconic climate crusader for afforestation and sustainable development passed away peacefully at the age of 93.
The crowdforesting web series is designed to bring the Miyawaki forest - the concept, principles, techniques, processes and product - closer to the public. It is also a part of our efforts to inspire and urge interested individuals to work towards re-greening our battered planet and reversing some of the negative effects of climate change.
M.R. Hari, CEO of Invis Multimedia and promoter of the Miyawaki forests, speaks about his own experiments, the successes and failures, the lessons learnt and the new mechanisms developed by his team to optimize the Miyawaki Model of Afforestation so that it harnesses all the advantages of the climatic uniqueness of Kerala. He also interviews experts in the field, gives replies to frequently asked questions, and introduces new ways of adopting environment-friendly habits.
What was once a barren, rocky hill became the lab where many methods of afforestation were tried out and discarded over a dozen years, before the Miyawaki Model literally took root. After tasting success here at Puliyarakonam, M. R. Hari, CEO of Invis Multimedia, a company promoting the conservation of cultural diversity and biodiversity, sought to customize the Miyawaki Model for better results. Today this plot is a bellwether of sorts, hosting fruit, flower and vegetable forests. It has also proved that a reasonable degree of self-reliant living can be maintained by putting up a low-cost house that harnesses all the resources of Nature.
As part of CSR activities Invis Multimedia focuses on the preservation of bio diversity of Kerala. It supports its sister concern M/s. Culture Shoppe Pvt. Ltd. in setting up Miyawaki forests and protecting endangered species of plants. We also join hands with M/s. Nature's Green Guardians Foundation and M/s. Agriculture and Ecosystem Management Group to promote simulation of natural forests. The Invis team has been actively organizing campaigns for the conservation of Nature, right from the day of commencement of its operations. Now the team has moved to active solutions like propagation and implementation of the Miyawaki Model of Afforestation.We coined the term crowdforesting by clubbing 'Crowd Funding' and 'Afforestation'.