According to Molly Dannenmaier's A Child's Garden, "to thrive, children need complex environments."
Our bare strip of back yard lacks any place to hide, splash, dig or explore. But what if I already used up my budget with the vegetable beds?
This week we're working on a simple fort structure--not much more than a platform raised a few feet off the ground.
Andrew spotted these logs in someone's yard, asked permission to take a few, and quickly sketched a plan.