Wilson School, Philadelphia, PA

K-to-12 education has re-emphasized hands-on learning and physical education. Ever-increasing fuel costs are pointing towards rehabilitating local, walk-to, neighborhood schools. Schoolyard greening has blossomed from Chicago to Philadelphia and increasingly, school board dollars are being earmarked for improving the quality of our children’s outdoor environments, with simple, sustainable amenities such as lawns, butterfly gardens, outdoor classrooms and areas for games and excercise. Simone Collins has extensive experience in converting blackboard jungles into green gardens.