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Disability and Environmental Justice

Academic Excursions

Local Site Visits

  •  Camphill Community: Camphill is part of a global network of communities for adults with developmental disabilities and of all abilities who seek to live out a vision of community that involves relationships of mutual respect, ongoing education, meaningful work, and natural circles of support. Their mission is to create a community that supports all individual abilities and recognizes the dignity and potential of every person. Residents of Camphill California are dedicated to caring for the land using organic and biodynamic practices. During the long growing season, they tend to six properties of land and gardens. One of their main day activities is gardening, as well as producing and processing herbs.
  • Common Roots Farm: This is an urban, organic farm where people with and without disabilities grow healthy food and build community. The farm offers horticulture and farm skills training, internships for people with developmental disabilities, environmental and gardening education, and micro-enterprise opportunities on a four-acre urban organic farm. We will also work with a related organization called Costal Haven Families.
  • Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park: We will visit and volunteer at Henry Cowell Redwoods SP and its 40-acre grove of old-growth redwood trees, within its 4,650 acres of forest and open space, which helped inspire the efforts to preserve California’s redwoods.

Excursions are subject to change without prior notice. No refunds are possible.