Casa Grande High School

The Permaculture Design program collaborated with the Case Grande High School in Petaluma to train 120 high school students (juniors and seniors) in permaculture design. The students then designed a 1-acre area in the middle of their campus to be an outdoor learning environment that included edible gardens, an outdoor kitchen, a recreational area, and an outdoor theater. The site and its activities were designed to connect to classroom activities of all subjects. OAEC staff facilitated this community permaculture design process.

Drawing by Timo Granzotti.

Casa Grande design

Our collaboration with Casa Grande High School is not only a Permaculture Design project, but also an example of our work in promoting “resilient schools” — thriving, place-based communities with the capacity to adapt to changing academic, economic and ecological conditions over time.

Learn about our Resilient Schools Program.