Designing Outdoor Classrooms: BEFORE Stories
Creating Outdoor Classrooms is a thrill for me. I believe every garden has it’s own story and it is up to us to make sure they are all documented and heard. Your garden story can change someone else’s. Change is in the air! Take a moment and take a picture, create a video or draw a picture of your Outdoor Classroom. Your space can be am empty lot or an established garden. It does not matter. Simply capture your garden story and begin to document the growth.
Garden Story #1: Carol Landry from The Children Place at Phillips Academy In Module One: Getting Started, you will be asked to choose the type of garden you would like to learn about. You will also be invited to mix and match outdoor elements and begin exploring different outdoor design ideas. These steps will help you define your purpose for creating an Outdoor Classroom design that fits your needs. As you move through Module One you will be learning about four types of gardens.
- Gardens that Feed
- Gardens Rooted in Curriculum
- Gardens that Honor Intergenerational Connections
- Garden that Attract Wildlife