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This conference is made possible by the generous contributions of our conference co-sponsors:

Department of the Environment, City and County of San Francisco

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

San Francisco Beautiful

San Francisco Green Schoolyard Alliance (SFGSA)

San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR)

San Francisco Unified School Distric



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Green Schoolyard Alliance (SFGSA)

2004 Green School Grounds Conference

October 8 & 9, 2004


Photographs from the Conference!


Click the links below to see some photos from the conference. Please visit this website again in the next few weeks. We will have even more pictures available then!


Friday night events: October 8, 2004

Photos from Friday night events including:

Resource fair, school fair, silent auction, research posters

Keynote speaker Delaine Eastin, Professor, Mills College, and former California Superintendent of Public Instruction. Introduced by Dan Kelley, President, Board of Education, SFUSD.

Saturday workshops: October 9, 2004

The workshops on Saturday, October 9, 2004 were held at three different schools in different parts of San Francisco. Please click the links below to see the photographs from each workshop.

Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy (workshops A-F)

A. Bamboo Shade Structure (AM & PM)
B. Cob Oven Sculpture (AM & PM)
C. School Gardening 101 (AM)
D. Solar Schoolhouse: Hands-on Education Energized by the Sun (AM)
E. Groceries from the Garden (PM)
F. "Forum" on Children's Health on School Grounds (PM)

John Muir Elementary School (workshops G-L)

G. Learn to Build Outdoor Classroom Seating (AM & PM)
H. Visualizing Your Green Dreams (Murals) (AM)
I. School Gardening 201 (AM)
J. Teaching Science & Math in the Schoolyard (AM)
K. Cultivate a Peace Garden (PM)
L. "Forum" on Finding Resources for Your Green Schoolyard (PM)

Commodore Sloat Elementary School (workshops M-R)

M. Bird & Butterfly Gardens (AM & PM)
N. Brighten the Schoolyard with Tile Mosaics (AM & PM)
O. Learn to Plant Living Willow Play Elements (AM & PM)
P. Terracing and "Urbanite" Construction (Recycled Concrete) (AM & PM)
Q School Gardening 301 (AM)
R. Schoolyard Master Planning Techniques (PM)