5 Media and nature organisation IVN has teamed up to help one lucky winner plant a forest that will enrich a community and ecosystem for decades to come. Enter the competition here.
Because we believe that being closer to nature is better for people and planet, 5 Media is offering you the chance to win a tiny forest for your community.
Tiny forests are highly compact, fast-growing forests that bring nature into urban environments. As well as helping us reconnect with the natural world, they are also a haven for insects and birds.
Each forest counts about 600 trees and covers a space that would normally fit a tennis court – roughly 200 square metres. While a regular forest takes 100 years to reach maturity, tiny forests feature fast-growing species and are lush and green after just 10 years. Find out more about tiny forests in our article.
The winner of the tiny forest will receive funding to cover the costs of the trees, soil preparation, fencing and planting as well as training and onsite guidance from nature education organisation IVN, which is leading the tiny forest movement in Europe.
Anyone (18+) living in a city in Europe, who wants to co-create and care for a local tiny forest together with the local community, city council, nearby school or nature education organisation.
To have a chance at winning a tiny forest in your town, answer the question:
What would a tiny forest mean to you and your community?
To enter, complete this form.
The competition is open until September 30, 2021.
This article was originally published at fivemedia.com