It Takes 2 Minutes to Sow a Seed.
But a whole family to plant a forest.
We need you. The planet needs you. And now is the time to act.
We have plans to plant a forest, right here in Cornwall!!! A 2 Minute Forest. It will be our very first #2minuteregeneration project. And we want you to be a part of it.
We’re all about tidying up the planet 2 minutes at a time. Part of that, we think, is to help the planet to heal. Planting trees helps to restore nature, capture carbon and create a space for insects birds and all kinds of species to thrive. Planting trees is also very cost effective, easy to do and the more people involved the better.
How can you get involved? By planting UK Native seeds at home! Now – between September and November - is the time of year to gather the seeds of many of our common trees – acorns, conkers, hazelnuts, beech masts and ash samaras – to plant out at home. To gather seeds, all you have to do is go for a walk in a wood of native species and search for seeds on the ground (or on the branches).
To plant the seeds out, collect toilet roll tubes, fill them with earth and plant one seed in each. Planting at least 20 seeds will ensure you end up with at least a few healthy shoots and then, in time, a few saplings.
When the time comes to plant out the trees in late summer next year, we’ll be ready, at our friend’s plot in Cornwall to either plant them for you or help you plant them yourself. Yes, we’re going to have a planting party!!! We have access to a few acres, which means we’ll need lots of trees!
So get collecting, planting and growing!!
Don’t have trees near you?
You can always go for a walk in the forest or in your local park. See what seeds you can gather and plant them out.
For a donation of just £10 we will send you a bag of 25 Cornish sessile acorns (from our own gardens) to plant out yourself at home. Click here for more .
Want to support us and our 2 Minute Forest without growing? You can donate here .
So get collecting, planting and growing!