The course of life on the earth continues from about 4 billion years ago to the present, and we live now as a milestone on the road of life extending far into the future. Native forests of native trees are the green bed for our genetic resources. Native forests are multi-stratal, each consisting of an overstory tree layer, an understory tree layer, a shrub layer, a herbaceous layer and usually a moss layer. The total green surface area is 30 times greater than that of a single-layer grass lawn. This is the abstract of my lecture for Miyawaki vegetation is the only producer, and indigenous forests with multiple layers are the basis of existence for all animals, including humans, which are also consumers. Forests of evergreen broad-leaved trees with deep taproots have various functions in environmental protection and disaster mitigation. They also sustain biodiversity and reduce global warming by absorbing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and fixing carbon in biomass. Indigenous forests throughout the world, however, have been destroyed through hundreds of years of logging, overgrazing, extensive farming and rapid urbanization. On the other hand, our ancestors always preserved, protected and built native forests nearby when they constructed villages and towns.
If you're also interested in learning the Miyawaki technique of rapid afforestation, join us on 30 & 31st July. between 3 to 5 pm at Upaj farm, Dumad-savli Road, Vadodara.
The workshop is absolutely free! Learn all about land preparation for Miyawaki, choice of trees in Vadodara.