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"...