Huffman Park was made possible after a generous donation to the City of Fairfield from the Harold and Anna Huffman Family. It was the family's vision that the property would become a space for experiencing nature, and learning about the importance of sustainability, ecology, and healthy living. Part of that vision included reforestation of the park.
UCW was brought in to aid in park reforestation, which included working with a landscape architect on design concepts, and then implementation in two phase.
Phase 1 took place in 2022 and included installation of a variety of native tree species selected for the local region, which will provide habitat for wildlife, shade, and fruit for the community, once established.
Phase 2 was completed 2023 with another round of tree planting by a great group of volunteers - these trees were planted in a tight cluster, in a derivation of the Miyawaki method, to more closely mimic the growing conditions of a true forest.