25 Shade Planning for America’s Schools Chapter 3 R ESOURCES FOR S HADE P LANNING T EAMS Facilitators Guide to Participatory Decision-Making (1996) Sam Kaner, with Lenny Lind, Catherine Toldi, Sarah Fisk, and Duane Berger New Society Publishers Gabriola Island, BC This guide is designed to help groups increase participation and collaboration; promote mutual understanding; honor diversity; and make effective, inclusive, and participatory decisions. Evergreen 355 Adelaide Street West, Fifth Floor Toronto, Ontario M5V 1S2 Phone: (416) 596-1495 www.evergreen.ca Evergreen is a Canadian non-profit environmental organization with a mandate to bring nature to Canadian cities through naturalization projects. Evergreen motivates people to create and sustain healthy, natural outdoor spaces and gives them the practical tools to be successful. Following are several publications available from Evergreen that should be of interest to shade planning teams. Hands for Nature: A Volunteer Management Handbook This booklet provides practical tips and ideas for working effectively with volunteers to create and sustain greening projects. It includes many insights and helpful statistics from the Community Greening Volunteerism 2002 Survey as well as generous input and discussions with experienced volunteer coordinators and greening participants. Design Ideas for the Outdoor Classroom: Dig it, Plant it, Build it, Paint it! This booklet is a collection of ideas and techniques for creating native plant and vegetable gardens, and includes a whole range of built and artistic features for your school grounds. All Hands in the Dirt: A Guide to Designing and Creating Natural School Grounds This manual will guide you through the planning process, providing tips and templates for designing a site that reflects your local natural environment and the ideas of all involved. Nature Nurtures: Investigating the Potential of School Grounds This report is a comprehensive review of the literature pertaining to school ground naturalization. It examines the work of some of the most advanced thinkers in the fields of child development, education, and environmental psychology, and it explores the web of benefits that results when an entire school community participates in creating more nurturing and diverse environments for learning on the school grounds. Commercial Products Disclaimer The list of product manufacturers and retailers is provided for general information purposes only and does not represent an inclusive list of vendors. Furthermore, reference to any specific commercial products or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation or favoring by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The list of product manufacturers and retailers contains URL addresses to Web sites and information created and maintained by private organizations. These links are provided for convenience of reference only. CDC does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. The inclusion of URL addresses to particular Web sites is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by the author of the site or by the organization operating the server on which the site is maintained.