GARDEN & GREEN TEAM
Green Schoolyard Plan Update
We are halfway through the SFUSD green schoolyard process! We now have a master plan, created by our landscape architect after a year-long process of community input and brainstorming. (Check out the master plan above.)
In the 2015-16 school year, the green schoolyard steering committee will work with our landscape architect to choose several elements of the master plan to further refine -- and then have built during the summer of 2016.
Because SFUSD funding is limited, we have to prioritize which spaces to build first. Future spaces could be greened over the next 10 years as funds are raised and parent volunteers are inspired.
Over the next two months, the green schoolyard committee will share our progress with the Sunnyside community and seek feedback on the construction plan. Look for more info in the Wednesday envelope.
In the meantime, we have a lot of new planting spaces to fill in our new play yard, an educational garden to create on Flood Street, and other garden spaces to maintain. If you'd like to help design those plantings, seek donated plants and materials, or help out at a garden work day, please use the form at the right to get in touch with the garden team.
What Is the Green Schoolyard Master Plan?
Thanks to the voters of San Francisco, Sunnyside is receiving $100,000 in bond money to green our school grounds. This project is administered by San Francisco Unified School District and is led by a landscape architect.
This greening bond is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reimagine our school grounds, from play yard to rooftops to entrances, and everything in between. Everyone is encouraged to participate in this process to design Sunnyside's future.
Sunnyside Elementary is known for its strong community, dedicated faculty, and focus on the whole child. Let's make all that shine in our green-schoolyard master plan.
The PTA's Garden & Green Team needs you!
Our garden committee meets monthly to plan work days, brainstorm new projects, and research grants for funding. We also hold work days every other month. We need many hands to help build Sunnyside's green spaces.
Email the Garden Committee Chair to get involved.