Asphalt to ecosystems: Design ideas for schoolyard transformation
A guide for transforming ordinary asphalt and turf grass schoolyards into vibrant ecosystems
Asphalt to Ecosystems is a compelling book for designing and building natural schoolyard environments that enhance childhood learning and play experiences while providing connection with the natural world. Examples from 150 innovative schools in 11 countries are written for parents, teachers, students, designers, planners, school administrators, environmentalists, and other interested community members. Filled with 500 lively, colorful pictures, this book can be an advocacy tool for schools or districts hoping to start greening their grounds — or to add depth and breadth to a schoolyard project that is already underway.
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Sharon DanksGreen Schoolyards America