Putting green into grey urban school yards

By Victoria Schlesinger

Bay Area school districts are working to put gardens, ponds and nature trails into school playgrounds, replacing the asphalt yards and metal play structures that have become synonymous with city schools. Money from San Francisco school bonds has funded 15 such renovations with another 29 under way. The work is being done by environmental planner Sharon Danks and her Berkeley-based firm Bay Tree Design.  [The Daily Californian]

Tags: bay tree design, berkeley, gardens, green, playground, , school yard

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