FOLLOWUP: How Gatewood Elementary’s ‘green schoolyard’ plan is going, and growing


Back in August, we published an invitation for you to get involved with Gatewood Elementary‘s quest for a “green schoolyard.” It’s moving ahead, despite a recent setback, and your involvement is still heartily welcomed, says Sandy Lennon:

We’ve posted the final permaculture design proposal for a Gatewood learning garden/outdoor classroom (here). Take a look! We are currently soliciting feedback on the design from our school staff, community, and the school district.

· If you’re interested in the Gatewood project, or generally interested in green schoolyards, learning gardens, or permaculture in schools, you can sign up to follow our conversation at:

· We learned recently that we were unfortunately not awarded a Neighborhood Matching Fund grant for green playground design work in this round of funding. We will be meeting this week on Thursday, November 3, 5:00-6:30 pm in the school library, to de-brief on City feedback, review the 2006 Gatewood conceptual master plan, discuss our current vision and possible staging of work, and determine next steps for both the playground and garden. Our principal, PTA leadership, and a representative from the school district will be participating. Gatewood families and interested neighbors are encouraged to join us.

Gatewood Elementary is at 4320 SW Myrtle.

4 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: How Gatewood Elementary's 'green schoolyard' plan is going, and growing"

  • rob November 2, 2016 (5:52 pm)

      where do  they     play kick ball

  • Laura November 2, 2016 (10:42 pm)

    This is the side yard of Gatewood by the parking lot. Not the main playground. I am so excited about this learning garden and outdoor classroom at Gatewood.

  • Jeanie November 3, 2016 (1:11 am)

    It looks wonderful!

  • extraCrispy November 7, 2016 (5:55 am)

    I believe Endolyne Joe’s is helping fundraising tonight Monday November 7th. Here is copy of the post I saw:

    Endolyne Joe’s will be donating 25% of ALL FOOD SALES on Monday November 7th to support the Learning Garden 🌳 at Gatewood Elementary

    This is ALL DAY 8AM-10PM, so come in for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Dessert – Bring your friends and family!

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