“Children acquire knowledge through experience in the environment.”
—Maria Montessori, The 1946 London Lectures
The vision for Emerson Elementary is to create an environment that promotes a culture of health within the school and community.
By creating opportunities for farming, food forestry, and active living on school property, we aim to promote nutrition, entrepreneurship, and sustainability through effective use of natural resources.
This vision will be carried out through close collaboration with surrounding neighborhoods in order to foster a strong sense of ownership.
The ambitious landscape design for Emerson Elementary is based on ideas from a team of 30 people along with teachers, staff, and community members.
They came together in fall 2016 to participate in an extensive brainstorming session and produce the landscape design for the school.
Emerson Elementary has since undergone major renovations to accommodate anticipated student population growth.