Open NCC 2023

Want a great way to close out National Forest Week? Join us on Saturday, September 23rd at our Base of Operations to see some Tiny Forest Demonstration Plots, learn about the Miyawaki Method of afforestation, and tour around the site as part of the city-wide Open NCC event. We are listed as a self-guided farm tour, but there will be plenty of us on hand to answer questions and guide activities, perhaps even help plant the Tiniest Tiny Forest! In fact, it is an amazing time for Tiny Forests in Ottawa! Hear all about some other projects we are involved with in the September 9th episode of CBC Radio’s Town & Out segment.

Event Date: September 23rd, 2023
Event Time: Drop in between 10 am – 3 pm.
Event Location: Forêt Capitale Forest Base of Operations (2391 Pépin Ct, Gloucester)
Parking: Available on-site past the red barn (#1 on this linked map).
Meeting Location: Under the pavilion next to the Red Barn (#2 on this linked map).

Description: The Foret Capitale Forest team and the NCC Forestry team will be on-site to do roving presentations about the Miyawaki Method in the Tiny Forest Demonstration plots on site.  You will also get an opportunity to see our already planted food-bearing trees and our lawn conversion tree guilds, as well as assist with tree care activities throughout the day.  There may also be a small market stand operating during the day with organic produce and preserves from the fruit trees and bushes.  The proceeds of the sales of jams and jellies go to purchasing more trees for planting.

What should you wear?

  • Clothes that can get dirty and are easy to move in
  • Long pants
  • Close-toed shoes
  • Sun protection (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, etc.)
  • The event will proceed rain or shine, so please dress accordingly.

What should you bring?

  • Drinking water (we recommend bringing at least 2 L)
  • Gardening gloves (we will have extras if you don’t have them)
  • Your phone or a camera for photos

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