Asphalt to Ecosystems: Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation

Posted by on January 30, 2011

We are pleased to announce the release of our latest 2010 title, Asphalt to Ecosystems: Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation by Sharon Gamson Danks. Sharon is receiving glowing reviews for her work in transforming typical, prison-like schoolyards into places full of wildlife and nature, living environments that improve our children’s health and education. Cheryl Charles, co-founder and president of Children & Nature Network, writes, “…Asphalt to Ecosystems is an inspiring, important, and practical resource… an invaluable tool for all of us who are working to reconnect children and nature where they live, learn and play.” The book has been called “beautiful…loaded with compassion for children” by David W. Orr, the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor at Oberlin College. Anna Nagro, founder of, described the book as “…a must-read for anyone who wants to transform—or continue transforming—their schoolyard…”

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