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Landscape Project for a School Garden: The Case of SAIK High School, Isparta-Turkey

, Anil Evci

Abstract: School gardens are a space and tool for students to be healthy development. Students spend a large part of their day at school. In this sense, the garden of Sehit Ali Ihsan Kalmaz (SAIK) High School was redesigned with the requests of the Provincial Special Administration of Isparta City, Turkey. The project has aimed to explore the relative importance of the schoolyard and the educational philosophy adopted by the school. Therefore, the current structure of schoolyard was carefully analyzed, and some interviews were organized with the school administrators, teachers, staff and students. After the determining demand, needs and expectations, the assessments have begun to issue a site project. After that, a landscape project prepared including for not only general school garden activities such as ceremony events or recreational facilities, but also supporting educational activities with ecologic approaches. However, some restoration and redesigned of current structures have also been considered for improving garden properties.
Keywords: structures / School gardens / landscape project / schoolyard / Administration / SAIK / Turkey

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