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Community Landscapes

Schoolyard Greenspaces

A sustainable landscape is a valuable investment for any school. In addition to improving the appearance and making the schoolyard more welcoming it is an incredible academic tool. Schoolyard landscapes provide students a chance to explore nature and connect classroom lesson to real world situations. Helping create and care for a garden encourages creativity, gives students hands on experiences and boosts their self-esteem. Sustainable schoolyard landscapes in particular provide a chance to reduce maintenance and improve resource use as well as give the students a chance to learn about native plants and the animals and insects they create habitat for. These resources are intended to guide you through the process of planning, creating, caring for and utilizing a sustainable schoolyard landscape.

See what Lincoln Public Schools are doing in their gardens.

Tools for Creating a Sustainable Schoolyard