Yao Ming supports childrens’ nature playgrounds

Houston Rocket’s star, Yao Ming, donated $100,00.00 to provide nature playgrounds at several local daycare and pre-school facilities. Asakura Robinson Company designed the playgrounds for Houston non-profit organization Collaborative for Children. Nature playgrounds incorporate interactive natural elements such as trees, rocks, water, plants and sand to encourage self regulated play. Yao Ming showed his support by appearing at the grand opening of the first playground on June 5th. Elizabeth Renton and Keiji Asakura represented ARC....
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611 Walker’s Unusual Community Garden

It didn’t take long for the project to hit the ground running. Keiji Asakura, local landscape architect, had been batting around the idea of growing vegetables at City Hall for a while. A moment of serendipity arrived when his email to various potential partners was received with a collection of open minds all willing to help and most importantly all understanding the importance of that single sentence “we need to act on it soon to be able to plant good stuff.” Various “angels” appeared along the way. The first was Public Works & Engineering Director, Michael Marcotte, who welcomed Keiji’s...
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