Asphalt to Ecosystems
Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation
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. This illuminating book offers a wealth of practical advice with over 500 beautiful color photographs from K-12 school environments worldwide. It’s a comprehensive guidebook to designing and building ecologically diverse schoolyards that integrate nature into learning and play.
Marlene Y. Satter, Foreword Review
“Parents, teachers, school administrators, and community planners will all find this book both helpful and revealing; children will find the results magical.”
An inspiring, important and practical resource.
Cheryl Charles, PhD, Co-Founder and President, Children & Nature Network
“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.”