Online training is to help individuals make a small patch of forest on their own.

Objective of the training is to help the participants learn the Miyawaki method by understanding:

  • The ethos
  • Standard Operating Procedures (through documents and photographs)
  • The journey of Afforestt (our expertise, experiences and challenges)
  • Time: 4 hours X 2 days
Online Training

Terms and conditions:

  • This training is offered selectively, based on a 'Statement of Intent' submitted to Afforestt by people who are interested, followed by a phone/skype call. The selection will be based on background (personal and professional) of participants and scope of practical application of the training.
  • Preference will be given to individuals with little or no experience in similar work, and/or owners of very small land areas (100-200 square meters) waiting to be afforested.
  • Number of trainings offered per month are limited to 4/5.
  • The training is not offered to large corporations or groups.
  • Video based high speed internet essential.
  • The training will have limited scope for outdoor/field work and is more theory based.
  • Depending on the needs of the participant(s), the trainer(s) will either keep the module generic or site specific (via video conferencing).
  • The training is an interactive, conversation based collaborative exercise between the trainer(s) and the participant(s).
  • The Miyawaki method challenges most conventional schools of thought on plantation and afforestation, hence participants are required to be extremely open minded.
  • Afforestt's scope of work here is limited to remote guidance only.
Day 1

(Total 240 mins)

  • 40 mins: Introduction to the Miyawaki method; its advantages and achievements
  • 60 mins: Species selection
  • 60 mins: Soil and Amendments
  • 40 Mins: Site readiness Checksheet
  • 30 mins: 3 Project Examples
  • * QnA: 10 Mins
Day 2

(Total 240 mins)

  • 60 mins: Design
  • 30 mins: Bill Of Materials
  • 60 mins: Execution with 2 project examples.
  • 20 mins: Maintenance
  • 20 mins: Monitoring
  • 30 mins: Participant’s site discussion
  • 20 mins: Final wrap up

The course includes:

  • Live dedicated online training with an expert from Aforestt.
  • Soft copies of all SOP documents
  • Soft copies of important Project Management documents
  • Soft copies of reports, species lists and plans from past projects of Afforestt

Course Fee

$500 USD, to be paid in advance.

If interested, send us your brief profile and a 'Statement of Intent' (150-200 words) on Mention 'Online Training' in the subject line.

Future online trainings

First slot available

Date:January 10th and 11th
Time:6:00 am to 10:00 am (Indian time) on both days.

Onsite Demo

If you have attended the Afforestt online training and need our on-ground assistance to create a demo-patch of 100 square meters, then here’s what you need to do:

  • Prepare the site as per the training.
  • Organize all the biomass.
  • Organize saplings, other materials, manpower and machinery.
  • Invite an Afforestt representative who will stay with you on-site and help you create the demo patch.

How will this help you?

  • You will practically implement everything learned during the online training.
  • This first forest patch will be your “proof of concept” and could become the showcase project that helps you find more potential sites and opportunities to create more such forests.
  • Identify strengths and areas of improvement for future projects, for e.g., most suitable species, input costs, local suppliers and feasibility.
  • Utilize practical knowledge and expertise of the Afforestt representative present with you on-site.
  • If the demo forest is being created in a region/city where Afforestt has worked before, then you will get access to the available species lists, research/documentation done and supplier contacts.

Terms and Conditions:

  • You should have a piece of land - 100 square meters readily available.
  • Minimum requirements – running water, fencing, exposure to sunlight and maintenance staff for watering and deweeding.
  • Only the trainee(s) should be present on-site. Additional people present will only include the manpower involved.
  • There will be no deviation from the methodology.
  • The species research and soil analysis is to be done by the trainee as per the online training attended, with limited assistance from Afforestt.
  • The final approval to on-site demo is subject to how well prepared the trainees are, in terms of, site-readiness, material, manpower and machine availability. The preparations will be vetted by Afforestt before giving their approval to helping with the demo. This will be done over phone and email.
  • Afforestt’s involvement will be limited only to guidance and knowledge sharing. Actual creation of the demo patch will be supervised and led by the trainee.
  • The entire duration i.e. 2 days will be focused on creating a perfect 100 square meter forest. No presentations, workshops, talks or sessions will be a part of demo forest creation.
  • Return airfare, local travel and accommodation is to be arranged by the trainee.
  • 100% fee is to be paid as advance.

Course Fee

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Cost: 2,000 USD