Designing Outdoor Environments for Children: Landscaping School Yards, Gardens and Playgrounds by Erin Jordan KnightDesigning Outdoor Environments for Children: Landscaping School Yards, Gardens and Playgrounds by Erin Jordan Knight

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

byErin Jordan Knight, Mary Taylor Haque, Gina K. McLellan

Hardcover | June 29, 2006

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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.

Lolly Tai, Ph.D., RLA, FASLA is chair and professor of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture at Temple University, and a practicing landscape architect with more than 25 years' experience. Dr. Tai's work focuses on the influence of the environment on landscape design. She is the coauthor and contributing writer of L...
Title:Designing Outdoor Environments for Children: Landscaping School Yards, Gardens and PlaygroundsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:380 pages, 9.5 × 7.8 × 0.97 inPublished:June 29, 2006Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071459359

ISBN - 13:9780071459358

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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