Where can I obtain a copy of the school yard naturalization manual that you published?
Both the first edition, published in 1994, and a second edition, published in 1996, are sold out. There are no plans to publish it again, but there are some principles that all schools need to consider: Try to make your project last as long as possible, so that students in incoming years play a part in the evolution of the garden. The project should include examples of ecosystem conservation, expansion and linkage so that students have in mind the characteristics of what is needed to repair the larger landscape beyond the schoolyard. Some local libraries may have copies to lend.
School yard and community projects can make use of the resources at the Evergreen Foundation. Schools in particular should consider the environmental curriculum framework designed by the Toronto District Schoolboard that focuses attention on sense of place, ecosystem thinking and human impact.