Barbs Tiny Forest
Signal Reserve, Sydney
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH WOOLLAHRA COUNCIL, 19 OCT 2019
‘I’m obsessed with planting trees. That’s all I really want to do, even if it means shuffling along on my bum, aged ninety, to get my last tree in,’ says Barbara Schaffer the founder of Tree Rites. To feed this passion Barbara chose to celebrate her sixtieth birthday by planting a Tiny Forest with a group of friends. Afterwards, one of her friends suggested it was too good an idea to happen once; that many people would love to do it, but don’t know how, and don’t have access to land. Therein lies the birth of Tree Rites which strives to reweave ritual into relationships between humans and nature whilst restoring urban habitat.
TREES, SHRUBS AND GRASS PLANTED