The greening committee works to find ways to make the school a greener place and a place where the school community has a chance to interact more with nature on the school campus. After the disruption of an ambitious school construction project the garden program is bouncing back.
During the 2012-2013 school year the committee will be working with our selected landscape architecture firm, Miller Company, to develop a plan for a school garden which will be built during the summer of 2013.
The following drawing is the most up to date version of our plan driven by input from greening committee meetings during fall 2012. There is a larger version in a downloadable PDF format at the bottom of this page, entitled "FSK Project Plan.pdf."
INITIAL MILLER COMPANY CONCEPT 1 - There is a PDF of this diagram, entitled "Initial Concept 1.pdf", that is available for download at the bottom of this page. The main thrust of this design is an education garden near on the west side of the modular building. There is also a circular outdoor classroom area near the play structure.
INITIAL MILLER COMPANY CONCEPT 2 - There is a PDF of this diagram, entitled "Initial Concept 2.pdf", that is available for download at the bottom of this page. The main thrust of this design is an raised garden near near the play structure.
INITIAL MASTER PLAN - The drawing below was an early conceptional drawing that was a product of planning and brainstorming from the school community prior to hiring Miller Company. It was used as a starting point to develop the actual plans that will be built. Significant changes came as a result of budget limitations as well as more deeply thinking about how the proposed elements of the greening will be used in real life conditions.
Land's End Benches
There has been discussion of making one of the outdoor classrooms using logs. Eric May traveled to Land's End and took photos of log benches designed by Miller Company. Below are pictures of those benches.
The following are meeting agendas as well as notes from meetings.
Click on the picture to the left to see our list of useful greening websites
Below are a schedule of milestones to meet:
The first milestone that must be met is to work with the landscape architects in the fall to come up with formal design plans to turn over to the school district by early December. The committee will be meeting intensively every couple of weeks to resolve details.