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 […]

June Newsletter

Mid-June Week in Review June has been a busy month for FCF. We have many projects going on at once which all culminated in an eventful mid-June. You can read about some of the projects in our Mid-June 2023 Week in Review blog post. Check out our New Blog Series on our Tiny Forest Demonstration Plots! We are launching a […]

An Introduction to Our Tiny Forest Demonstration Plots

Motivation Let me share with you my perspective on our Tiny Forests Demonstration plots and what prompted our proposal as part of a Tree Canada ‘Treemendous Communities’ grant submission in 2021/2022. We wanted to ‘trial the Miyawaki method of afforestation’, which is a method developed by Professor Miyawaki in Japan. It is applied to creating mini-forests, often referred to as […]

Mid-June 2023 Week in Review

After a spring with record-breaking heat, orange smoky skies, and some planting activities, we find ourselves very busy and motivated. It turns out that the bulk of the effort with urban afforestation is the extensive prep work and ongoing maintenance that occurs ahead of and after the few hours of a tree-planting event. What other activities is our organization doing? […]

Recognition from SOUL’s Greener Greenspace Program!

Forêt Capitale Forest is proud to announce that we’ve been recognized as part of The Society for Organic Urban Land Care (SOUL)’s Greener Greenspace program for our work on the Red Barn Food Forest in 2022! SOUL is a Canadian organization that cares deeply about responsible land stewardship and started this program to share and inspire ecologically-focused land care across […]