Students and teachers at Webster Elementary School in the Lawndale neighborhood review plans for a new schoolyard funded through the Space to Grow initiative. (Courtesy Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago)
Considering a school yard garden? Here are some ideas. Follow the article and then click on Space to Grow website for more of the concept.
by Alex Ruppenthal | WTTW |
Several Chicago schools will be transformed with green schoolyards next year. The schools were selected earlier this month for participation in Space to Grow, an initiative that transforms Chicago schoolyards with the goal of providing kids in low-income neighborhoods with safe spaces to play. The program is aimed at improving outdoor learning spaces, expanding access to community green space, growing school gardens and addressing flooding in the area.