Green Schoolyards Flagstaff (GSY-FLG) is a coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to building equitable green spaces throughout our local community. The group formed after receiving a three-year technical assistance grant from the Children & Nature Network and began action in year 1 through the reconstruction of Killip Elementary School. Looking forward, the coalition hopes to foster improvements in other Flagstaff schools.
Year 1 Accomplishments
During 2021-2022 the Flagstaff Green Schoolyards coalition supported physical improvements to the Killip campus to include elements that promote equitable green space, such as a new raised bed garden area, a registered pollinator garden, and space for a new greenhouse. Additionally, new afterschool programming including a Junior Master Gardener program, Horticultural Therapy program and stewardship work with Terra BIRDS on the campus have been instituted thanks to the work of the coalition.