School Garden at Burbank Elementary
Coordinate with School and School Community
Before you begin your project, it's important that you gain buy-in from your school and the school community:
Things to Keep in Mind
Consider the Environment
Gardens and green spaces are great for the environment - for example: they provide shade, cooling, and humidity; they encourage infiltration of storm water; and they provide habitat. Be sure to understand the existing environmental conditions on your campus and plant needs when developing location, design and planting plans for your garden.
Using Your Garden as a Teaching Tool
:As you develop your plan, consider placement of your garden spaces to encourage their use as outdoor teacher areas.
Developing Your Design
Before beginning the design process:
Funding and Resources
Once the scope, design, and budget estimates have been completed, evaluate how your school will help fund the project. Develop a funding strategy.
Implementing Your Project
Strategies for Sustainability
How will you ensure the longevity of the project? Remember there are many resources available to help develop a garden including volunteer labor.