Asphalt to Ecosystems
Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation
Welcome to the website for Sharon Danks' fully illustrated, easy-to-understand guide for turning the traditional school ground's slab of asphalt into edible gardens, wildlife habitats, and vibrant creative spaces, Asphalt to Ecosystems: Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation. This illuminating book offers a wealth of practical advice with over 500 beautiful color photographs from K-12 school environments worldwide. It is a comprehensive guidebook to designing and building ecologically diverse schoolyards that integrate nature into learning and play that has become a standard in its years of publication.
"Parents, teachers, school administrators, and community planners will all find this book both helpful and revealing; children will find the results magical."
—Marlene Y. Satter, Foreword Review
"An inspiring, important, and practical resource. Grounded in experience and loaded with photographs to illustrate the concepts, this book is an invaluable tool for all of us who are working to reconnect children and nature where they live, learn and play."
—Cheryl Charles, PhD, Co-Founder and President, Children & Nature Network
Awarded honors in Communications by the American Society of Landscape Architects in the 2012 Professional Awards. Please visit their site for more information here.
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