School Grounds Greening
The School Grounds Greening Project brings children closer to nature by enhancing the grounds of Pittsburgh Public Schools with plantings and outdoor green spaces.
A partnership of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, the Grable Foundation and Pittsburgh Public Schools, this project brings sustainable greenery to 57 Pittsburgh Public Schools. The project has provided outdoor classrooms, natural play spaces and low-care plantings to provide shade, landscape accents and natural points of interest for children.
The School Grounds Greening project provides:
- Site assessment, planning and custom designs tailored to each school’s location, population, and existing greenery;
- Attractive, low-maintenance trees, shrubs and perennials;
- Flexible green space for outdoor learning, play and reflection;
- Hands-on planting experience for students, faculty and community members; and
- Supplies, training and support to help school and community volunteers connect with each other to/work together to care for new plants.
The School Grounds Greening Project also supports existing school grounds projects such asArbor Day
andedible school yards
To learn more about the School Grounds Greening project, follow the links below:
For more information about the School Grounds Greening Project, call 412-586-2321 or email SchoolGreening@paconserve.org.