Per the American Society of Landscape Architects – “Asphalt to Ecosystems: Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation”
This Book Received the Honor Award from ASLA. It’s worth a read!
This is an inspiring comprehensive book about the international green schoolyard movement and a call to action for improvements to children’s school environments to enhance their learning, play, and ecology. This books celebrates 150 successful examples around the world. Compiled from the author’s decade of experience and research the book speaks to both community members as well as design professionals. It has a lot of inspiring outdoor design ideas, practical tips, along with strategies for engaging school communities as stewards of their shared public space. When you think about “school grounds,” what type of image first comes to mind? For many people, school grounds are places covered by paved surfaces. That needs to change! Your children would clearly benefit from access to quality outdoor play sets and outside playground equipment at school as well as at home and in your local parks.