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Rotary Club of Poona plants Pune’s First Urban Forest in a school, using Miyawaki Method

With the on going global warming crisis & massive concretisation, ensuring ecological balance has become imperative, necessitating large-scale tree plantation efforts by the citizena.

Recognizing this, the government has mandated schools & educational institutes to encourage urban forests in open areas on their premises.
To champion this initiative, the Rotary Club of Poona took the lead by planting the very first Miyawaki-style urban forest at Raosaheb Patwardhan School in Pune city.
The project was inaugurated by PMC commissioner Vikram Kumar, and Rotary District 3131’s District Governor Dr. Anil Parmar graced the occasion.
This collaborative effort was a synergy project of Rotary Club of Poona, Inner Wheel Club of Pune, and Rotary Club of Poona Downtown.


The project received guidance from Rotarian Rajesh Choudhary from Mumbai who got the project financed through HDFC Life’s CSR funds. The tree plantation activities were carried out by the Keshav Srushti Trust.


Maithili Manakawad, President of the Rotary Club of Poona, highlighted the benefits of the Miyawaki concept, emphasizing its role in generating oxygen that reaches people up to a distance of 3 kilometers radius. Rtn. Aarti Thacker was instrumental in initiating this project & its overall supervision & and Varsha Kale, President of the Inner Wheel Club, expressed Vote of Thanks.


This remarkable undertaking by the Rotary Club of Poona sets an example for promoting sustainable practices and creating urban forests within schools. Such initiatives contribute to environmental well-being and serve as a reminder of the importance of preserving our natural resources.

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