National Capital Planning Commission

Calvin Coolidge High School Greenhouse Garden and Outdoor Classroom

It started out with Coolidge High School students wanting to renovate an abandoned greenhouse in their schoolyard. It so happened the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Potomac Chapter was looking for a site for their 2010 Legacy Project — an ongoing initiative by ASLA wherein a worthy project is selected to receive free landscape materials exhibited by vendors at the annual ASLA National Conference.

Chaired by NCPC staff on behalf of CapitalSpace, a partnership with the Calvin Coolidge High School, the Calvin Coolidge Alumni Association, the Office of Public Education Facilities Modernization (OPEFM), the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) Mentoring program developed and implemented this schoolyard greening project at Coolidge High School.

Highlights of the Project

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