Enhance Your Schoolyard

Learn New Techniques

Constructing and managing green schoolyards takes a blend of skills that includes the fields of horticulture and green building. These articles explore some of the techniques that can be used to enhance school grounds.


Green Mansions     by Sharon Danks

This article explores living willow play elements as a means to enhance children's learning and play environments on school grounds.

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Ecologically Sensitive Materials for Schoolyard Landscapes

This excerpt from Asphalt to Ecosystems by Sharon Danks, discusses considerations for picking appropriate materials when developing a school ground project.

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Schoolyard Activity Guides

Both books in our free schoolyard Activity Guide set include chapters on "Thoughtful Use of Materials" and "Community Engagement" and describe schoolyard improvement projects, with directions and materials lists to help you get started learning new techniques.

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