Designing Outdoor Environments for Children: Landscaping School Yards, Gardens and Playgrounds / Edition 1

Designing Outdoor Environments for Children: Landscaping School Yards, Gardens and Playgrounds / Edition 1

by Lolly Tai, Mary Haque, Gina McLellan, Erin Knight
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071459359

ISBN-13: 9780071459358

Pub. Date: 06/08/2006

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Create fun, safe, innovative outdoor landscapes for children

This unique resource expertly details the design, installation, and maintenance of sustainable children's landscapes and play yards. Numerous case studies cover projects including storybook courtyards, music and barnyard gardens, nature trails, wildlife habitats, memorial, and edible gardens.

Overview

Create fun, safe, innovative outdoor landscapes for children

This unique resource expertly details the design, installation, and maintenance of sustainable children's landscapes and play yards. Numerous case studies cover projects including storybook courtyards, music and barnyard gardens, nature trails, wildlife habitats, memorial, and edible gardens.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071459358
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
06/08/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: A Natural Childhood: Giving Children the World

Chapter 1: History and Development
The History of Children's Gardens
Nature and Development
A Place of Their Own: Giving Nature Back to Children

Chapter 2: The Design Process
The Design Team
Steps of the Design Process
Maintenance and Evaluation
Installation by Volunteers
Maintenance by Volunteers
Case Studies

Chapter 3: Children's Gardens
Introduction
Adventure Gardens
Edible Gardens
Memorial Gardens
Music Gardens
Story Book Gardens
Water Gardens
Case Studies

Chapter 4: Schoolyards, Playgrounds, and Backyards
Historical Development of Playgrounds
Trends in Playground Design
Role of Municipal and County Park and Recreation Departments in Providing Play Places for Children
Safety in Play Area Design
Case Studies

Chapter 5: Sustainable Landscape Concepts
Water Conservation
Energy Conservation
Low Maintenance
Case Studies

Chapter 6: Curriculum, Fundraising, Community Partnerships, and Service Learning
Educating Teachers on How to Use Gardens
Fundraising and Building the Project
Experiential Service Learning Partnerships
Case Studies

Conclusion

Resources
Public Children's Gardens
Organizations/Selected Internet Resources
References
Index

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