Author Archives for Abby Callard

a student runs around the new track at the Space to Grow schoolyard at Field Elementary in Chicago

Transforming the 25th Schoolyard!

April 17, 2020 5:37 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

  Space to Grow continues to transform Chicago schoolyards into vibrant outdoor spaces that support wellness, outdoor learning and connecting with nature. Last fall, the Space to Grow partners heard from hundreds of students, school staff, parents and neighbors at five schools about their priorities for a new schoolyard. Then, our design teams worked hard... More 


two African-American students pulling produce from a school garden in Chicago

Sharing Chicago’s Space to Grow Model

April 17, 2020 4:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Green schoolyards, like the ones built by the Space to Grow partners, are a significant community asset, providing many benefits for communities around the country. Healthy Schools Campaign and Openlands co-manage Space to Grow, Chicago’s green schoolyards program which transforms Chicago schoolyards into vibrant outdoor spaces that benefit students, community members and the environment. Schoolyard... More