Essential Question: How can the largest public school land holder in Massachusetts increase its open air educational and recreational landscape use while rebuilding the declining diversity?
This project demonstrates my Resilient Landscape Planning & Design approach very effectively.
Rough Goals: Identify where an outdoor confidence ropes course should be located.
Refined Goals: After site analysis and lots of stakeholder input from teachers, administrators, students, parents, community leaders and professionals, two goals emerged: sustainable land use practices and open-air education and recreation destinations.
Teachers, students, community members from the four sender towns to the regional school along with farmers, administrators and other professionals were involved in project development.
The project developed into two comprehensive goals with four specific actions.
Rich, lush wetlands surround the west side. One has become a certified vernal pool.
Bright yellow and red burning bush, a tenacious invasive plant has escaped maintained areas close to the school building and intruded into the surrounding woodland.
Future Lands Design’s RLP&D can help you with planning while maintaining an eye to the future of your town. Contact us to find how reasonable our services can be in launching your dream project.
One design included a number of solutions that will reduce energy consumption, conserve water, and engage students in open-air education. Here is an example of a green roof in nearby Putney School.