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Austin-East High School

Knoxville, TN, US

Every Child Outdoors – Tennessee (ECO-TN) is a coalition which consists of professionals (teachers, landscape architects, representatives of environmental groups, etc.) who promote and support opportunities that encourage children to engage in and experience nature and its processes.


Working alongside members of the Knoxville Chapter of ECO-TN, we were tasked with creating a design for the Austin-East High School courtyard. The main objective was to incorporate methods that could be utilized to emphasize the importance of fruit and vegetable crops to the students. This design included a fruit orchard, rain gardens, outdoor classroom and open lawn spaces. 


In addition to supplying a design for the school, we gave presentations to the students that would help them understand the details of the project.