Friday, March 13, 2015

Dream Big | The Proposed Garden Layout

To view a larger version of the layout, please click on the image.

The French poet and journalist, Anatole France, once wrote, "To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." With funding efforts for the Skyview Harmony Garden well under way, it's time to look at the garden itself and consider the shape it might take. Before our little dream can be approved by the school district, we must submit a proposed layout.

Today, Sarah Greenman (PTA Co-President and Garden Committee Chair), met with Curtis Scoggins (local landscape architect), to go over a proposed plan. After reviewing Greenman's design ideas, Scoggins drafted a beautiful plan that incorporates all of the proposed Outdoor Learning Environment (OLE) elements: vegetable garden, butterfly habitat, musical instrument installation area, shade structure, shed storage, rain collection system and compost area. Scoggins is the first of many community partners who are donating their time and expertise to the Skyview (OLE).

The proposed plan embodies our hope and intention for the Harmony Garden. We want the Skyview (OLE) to be a space that nourishes our students' sense of wonder and possibility. Gloria Steinem says, "Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning." Please join us in taking this imaginative leap. Great things lie ahead.

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