FUNDING YOUR NATURE PLAY SPACE

The most successful schools I’ve worked with have taken a multi-pronged approach to fundraising.  This means seeking out individual donors for large and small gifts within their school and wider community, writing grant proposals, and holding events. Events could...

Signs are the Secret

For so many of the school projects I work on, the conundrum is how to care for it once it’s installed/built/planted.  Here’s a solution to that question that brings me joy. I’ve been the volunteer chair of the Grounds Committee at my son’s high school for the past 3-½...

Water Gardens…

Are you looking for a garden filled with life, color, sound, motion and four season beauty? Do you want to avoid weeding, mulching, transplanting, pruning and most of all watering? A water garden may sound like a lot of work, but actually, when it’s properly...

1200 Kids, 1600 Native Plants, and 6 Raingardens

I want to share a little advice.  I promise that I”ll connect this to the landcape eventually. I have just finished an extraordinary year of working with a business coach.* I am going to tell you about one of the most powerful things I learned, so you can try it...

This Should Happen At All of Our Schools

There is nothing that feels better than a whole community coming together to create something wonderful.   Building the Wetlands Learning Lab brought together families, teachers, Arlington County schools and staff, scouts, a fabulous contractor and more–to build...