Living Classroom Sites

img planterboxLiving Classroom Program schools have both edible and native habitat gardens which are used for lessons as well as other school activities such as lunchtime nature or garden clubs run by parent volunteers and unstructured creative play. The gardens attract wildlife, particularly pollinators, to the school campus.These gardens also provide a place for unstructured creative play and weekly nature or ecology programs for students during lunch recess where students plant, harvest, and maintain the gardens. Please click on the photos below to see a slide show of each of the Living Classroom gardens.

Active Living Classroom Locations


El Carmelo Elementary

pausd el carmeloEl Carmelo Elementary
3024 Bryant Street
Palo Alto, CA 94306
+1 (650) 856-0960

El Carmelo is dedicated to academic excellence for all students, in a safe environment, supported by parents and the community.

Duveneck Elementary

pausd duveneckDuveneck Elementary
705 Alester Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94303
+1 (650) 322-5946

Duveneck is a strongly supported neighborhood school serving families who value academic and social-emotional education.  All curriculum is standards-aligned.