microforest

The following is an article by Charles Reith, a new START Board member and the leader of our effort to promote the expanded use of microforests. START is very pleased with the continued progress of our microforest initiative via our funding partnership with the Florida Veterans For Common Sense, the Sarasota Bay Rotary Club and [...]

Thanks to the popular success of the first Microforest in our area at the Celery Fields, the Sarasota Urban Reforesters have reached an agreement with the Stoneybrook community in Sarasota to plant another one there. As you have read in previous editions of our monthly E-Newsletter, a Microforest is a tightly-packed, condensed planting of small [...]

START is pleased to introduce the following guest article by Charles Reith, President, Florida House Board of Directors and Science Advisor, Southface Institute, about the exciting new Microforest project at Nathan Benderson Park. Following the great public interest in the Microforest that was planted at the Celery Fields last October by the Sarasota Urban ReForesters, [...]

With the help of some dedicated volunteers, the areas’ first Microforest was planted at the Celery Fields on Saturday, October 31st. Carefully orchestrated with Covid-19 protocols including masks and social distancing, the volunteers worked in shifts to plant the small trees, bushes and ground cover that will become the Microforest. A canopy layer of larger [...]