Introduction to Ecosystem Regeneration Through Miyawaki Method
Discussion with Motoharu Nochi (Midorization Project) and Abdulaziz Bakhashwain
Wednesday March 1, 2023
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
The Miyawaki Method is a distinct approach to afforestation, which carefully considers the soil, air, water, and climate factors while conducting native plantings. The four-category Miyawaki planting method layers together main tree species, subspecies, shrubs, and ground-covering herbs. This discussion by Motoharu Nochi and Abdulaziz Bakhashwain provides an insight into the Miyawaki Method and the work The Midorization Project has been doing in regenerating ecosystems in Jordan, opening up the possibility of extending these efforts to Saudi as well.
Soil Building Workshop Using the Miyawaki Method
by Motoharu Nochi of Midorization Project
Thursday March 2, 2023
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the practicalities behind The Miyawaki Method, a distinct approach to afforestation, which carefully considers the soil, air, water, and climate factors while conducting native plantings. The process starts with studying the soil, and learning to build a healthy base for rewilding our cities. Join The Midorization Project’s founder Motoharu Nochi as he demonstrates this process.
About The Midorization Project
A Japan-based social enterprise focusing on 1) Forest Regeneration & Biodiversity Restoration; 2) Saving Endangered Native Trees; 3) Awareness Raising & Knowledge Transfer; and 4) Research & Data Collection. Through the The Midorization Project, founder Motoharu NOCHI introduced the first Miyawaki forest in the Arab world , and conducted forest regeneration as green infrastructure project with the Greater Amman Municipality, Jordanian Ministry of Environment, and GIZ. He is currently working on regenerating a Native Urban Forest in a public park in the heart of Amman in collaboration with a CBO Khidr Collective and Invest Bank. He has also been involved with starting up native sapling productions with local public and private nurseries. Nochi received his Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Global College, Long Island University, USA, in 2006, and received training in forest regeneration using the Miyawaki Method (India 2018; Lebanon 2019; Turkey 2019; Japan 2018, 2019, & 2022).
About Motoharu Nochi
Motoharu NOCHI is the Founder & Director of Midorization Project, a Japan-based social enterprise focusing on spreading the practice and philosophy of natural forest regeneration and ecosystem restoration using the Miyawaki method, in West Asia.Nochi received his Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Global College, Long Island University, USA, in 2006, and received training in forest regeneration using the Miyawaki Method (India 2018; Lebanon 2019; Turkey 2019; Japan 2018, 2019, & 2022).
About Abdulaziz Bakhashwain
With a background in hospitality, Abdulaziz Bakhashwain is a social entrepreneur currently interested in Innovative environmental solutions with a focus in agriculture. He is the founder of Fitr, a new gourmet mushroom farm based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.