Therapeutic Garden Intersections; Asphalt to Ecosystems

For those exploring options and development of transformational gardens: Therapeutic and/or Schoolyard.

The Therapeutic Landscapes Network's (TLN) new site is up.

It includes a directory of designers and consultants, a comprehensive list of articles/links and a handsome reference section.

Sure to be added to the references: Asphalt to Ecosystems: Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation

Is an expansion of the author's earlier (2003) examination of an ecological schoolyard in the UK: Stewardship Begins at School. Sharon Danks broadens our notion of what a well-designed schoolyard should be, taking readers on a journey from traditional, ordinary grassy fields and asphalt, to explore what's being created in the growing movement toward "green" schoolgrounds in the United States and around the world. This book documents exciting examples from more than 150 schools in 11 countries, illustrating a vast range of possibilities in outdoor classrooms for learning and play.

Good stuff. "Listen to the Garden, Then Call into the Woods"...

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Comment by Juliet Robertson on October 24, 2010 at 2:29pm
Thanks for letting me know about your post Randy. This book comes to the UK in November.
Comment by Naomi Sachs, ASLA, EDAC on October 21, 2010 at 3:55pm
Thanks for the mention, Randy! I actually went to school with Sharon at Berkeley, and I can't wait to see her book. It looks amazing.
Comment by Suz Lipman on October 21, 2010 at 2:23pm
I agree - this is great stuff. Thanks for posting, Randy. You might want to let people in the Natural Playscapes group know about these resources, too.
Comment by Asif Iqbal on October 21, 2010 at 11:42am
I love it! It's really nice blog Randy

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