West Seattle schools: Gatewood Elementary’s ‘Green Schoolyard’ continues taking shape


(WSB photo: Volunteer Olivia working in Gatewood’s garden this afternoon)

3:33 PM: The greening of Gatewood Elementary‘s schoolyard continues. This afternoon, volunteers are working to build and install raised garden beds – and Sandy Lennon tells us about two chances for everyone to get a look this week at what else is going on:

We’ve been working hard and are gaining momentum in improving our playground and learning garden at Gatewood Elementary.

*To support our learning garden, our online fundraiser through Seattle Seed Co. continues through this week. Order organic seeds and/or other garden-related goodies here. (See the flyer here.) Gatewood receives 50% of proceeds. Thanks for your support!

*We recently won a $5,000 Small Sparks grant from the City’s Department of Neighborhoods to complete design and construction documents for improvements in the southwest corner of our playground (our playfield).

*We’ve been working this school year to gather information and ideas and confirm the school’s priorities for that space, and we have a few draft design sketches ready for community viewing and feedback. We’ll be posting the sketches at our PTA meeting on Monday night, March 13, 6:30-8 pm in the school library, and at our Art Walk / Open House on Thursday, March 16, 5:30-7 pm on the main floor of the school. Community members are invited to stop by, take a look, and leave comments that will be considered as we finalize the design. For a preview, you can go here.

Gatewood Elementary is at 4320 SW Myrtle.

ADDED 5:55 PM: “Here’s what our group of volunteer students, parents and teachers accomplished today,” Jeannie wrote, sending us this “after” photo:

1 Reply to "West Seattle schools: Gatewood Elementary's 'Green Schoolyard' continues taking shape"

  • dsa March 12, 2017 (8:14 pm)

    That looks like a great design for the raised beds.

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