|Children have fervent imaginations and great curiosity. They are consummate inventors and explorers. It is imperative, therefore, that the environment we provide is equally designed with an imaginative creative spirit that allows them to let loose their own free spirits. The immediate environs of the school are designed with a series of theme gardens that reflect and support the school’s curriculum. In addition to the prairie ecosystem, a range of eco-tones is created demonstrating how the natural communities relate to one another. Vegetable gardens, wild edible gardens, sensory gardens, butterfly gardens, music gardens, and math gardens are all possible additions to the prairie theme. Other thematic possibilities include the creation of mythological landscapes based on classic children’s stories. These could be creative projects undertaken by the children. They would be temporary in nature, small and could be replaced as often as the curriculum requires. Other possibilities are only limited by our imagination. These examples are a few of the many ways to demonstrate our design approach of looking beyond the norm.|
Why Native Plants?
Landscaping with native plants is a good investment: