Help Plant Little Forests in Kingston

Help us plant three Little Forests!  We are three communities who are determined to take direct climate action and reclaim our responsibilities to our ecological kin. In Oct 2021 we are planting three Little Forests of diverse trees and shrubs indigenous to this land and seed zone. The Little Forests need our care as a human community: we must commit to their survival by preparing the soil, planting, watering and weeding for three years. The Little Forests will invite back biodiversity to the soil, birds and animals as each Little Forest grows and becomes resilient. They will give back to our community many times over through biodiversity, breathable air, resilient soil, and holding carbon. 

We need your help to raise enough funds to purchase 1500 yearling Indigenous tree seedlings. All amounts are perfect and powerful. We will not let you or the Little Forests down.

Little Forest Walking the Path to Peace
We will build our capacity to care for the land by offering an Indigenous environmental education workshop series consistent with Indigenous pedagogical practice. This will be a series of teaching/sharing circles that explore Indigenous ways of knowing rooted in the place we live. The Little Forest will be a space for ceremonial practice, learning our languages and sharing a holistic understanding of the forest ecosystem—our kin relations.

- 600 Indigenous trees and shrubs
- 39 species

Little Forest Kingston Secondary School
At Kingston Secondary School, we want to plant a Little Forest outdoor classroom and pollinator garden to build a relationship between the natural world and our urban students. We’ll learn about biodiversity, climate change and Indigenous science as we nurture our Little Forest to maturity.

- 300 Indigenous trees and shrubs
- 42 species

Little Forest Lakeside
We will build our capacity to care for the land and our community by cultivating an edible nut forest. We will combine what we’re learning from Western science about rapid natural forest regeneration with teachings from Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) on how to transform our relationship with trees and with the land. The Little Nut Forest at Lakeside will be a space for cultivating a holistic understanding of an Indigenous edible forest ecosystem and learning about nature-based solutions to our biodiversity and climate crises. 

- 600 Indigenous trees and shrubs
- 49 species

Want to join us in planting Little Forests? Click DONATE in our GoFundMe campaign!


GoFundMe page created by tree lovers Joyce Hostyn, Maureen Buchanan, Joanne Whitfield and the growing Little Forest community. 

Chi-miigwech, a big thank you for your contribution to this cause that means so much to the next seven generations and to the futures of our kin—the trees, the birds, and the bees!


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  • Brooke Mackinnon 
    • $25 
    • 1 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 1 d
  • Josee Buchanan 
    • $25 
    • 11 d
  • Kathleen Stewart 
    • $20 
    • 14 d
  • Joshua Cowan 
    • $500 
    • 15 d
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Fundraising team (2)

Joyce Hostyn 
Raised $1,430 from 7 donations
Kingston, ON
Maureen Buchanan 
Team member
Raised $1,400 from 8 donations
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