Schoolyard site in South Boston, existing asphalt site prior to schoolyard renovation and outdoor classroom construction by the Boston Schoolyard Initiative.

Red Emperor Tulips

planted by students as part of
Journey North Project.



Outdoor Classroom Pilot Project team

Ross Miller          Planning, Site Design, Installation
                                    & Design Workbook

Julie Stone          Community Organizing & Planning

Bruce Fulford      Horticulture & Installation

Kristin Metz         Curriculum Development & Teacher
                                    Professional Development

Kirk Meyer           Boston Schoolyard Initiative

Installation & site work

Beatrice Ward       

Shannon Flattery  
John Lopez

Earl & Clark


seedpod gate in winter

all season use

built from recycled materials

community based site selection and concept design process

sedums on green roof storage shed

tools for weather observation

enjoying the licorice scent of anise hyssop

seed shaped entrance gate from an outdoor schoolyard play space into the outdoor classroom


Installation of green roof on storage shed.  Lightweight soil with recycled brick “mulch”.  Planted with draught tolerant Sedums.  Bruce Fulford, Horticultural Consultant.

places designed for outdoor writers workshop project

science in the schoolyard activity