What is the role of the children’s garden within our expanding urban and suburban environment, and how do we design such gardens to ensure authentic, nature-based experiences in a fabricated space? A tension exists between our responsibility to offer a safe and welcoming environment with the ‘risky’ realities of outdoor spaces. Learn from gardens and designers how they creatively used this tension to push back against the limits and challenges of our overprotective society and address risk without compromising integrity and mission. Participants should leave feeling empowered to be creative, take a risk, and push for an approach that offers children the opportunity to truly engage with our natural world.
This session is approved for 1.5 LACES credit hours.
This session is approved for 1.5 ISA credit hours.