A new global group -- with roots here in Berkeley -- wants to put the play (and some risk) back in childrens' outdoor environments.
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” George Bernard Shaw
In the course of her travels researching her new book Asphalt to Ecosystems: Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation, Sharon Gamson Danks was struck by two things: First, the United States is a world leader in school food gardens and Berkeley is firmly at the epicenter of that movement.
Berkeley’s Adventure Playground, down at the Marina, is one of the city’s gems. If you have kids and don’t know about it, you must rectify that experience gap as soon as possible.