WaterBear - Growing Back Beirut
Miniature urban forests planted using a method invented by a Japanese botanist in the 1970s are growing in popularity. Dense copses bursting with biodiversity can thrive in areas the size of a tennis court. Known as 'Miyawaki' forests, the trees grow more quickly and absorb more CO2 than plantations grown for timber. How much space do you think you need to grow a forest? If your answer is bigger than a couple of tennis courts, think again. Miniature forests are springing up on patches of land in urban areas around the world, often planted by local community groups using a method inspired by Japanese temples. Eco Architect Adid Dada and the 'guerrilla foresters’ trying to bring green spaces back to Beirut - Beirut’s Riverless Forest.