In partnership with Oakland LEAF the Castlemont Community Garden is an outdoor classroom and food production space that connects youth and community to cultivating the soil and the community. The Castlemont School Community Garden is a core part of SUDA and entry point for many students to learn about gardening, sustainable design, local food and connect with the food system, the outdoors and nature in general.
In partnership with Growing Together the Castlemont Orchard and Permaculture space connects youth and community to the land, indigenous and medicinal plants and food preparation. As part of the school day and SUDAWorks programs SUDA students have planted trees on the school campus and surrounding community. SUDA planted trees on MacArthur Blvd from 88th-90th Ave, surrounding Elmhurst Community Prep, Alliance Middle School, the orchard at ECP and Stonehurst schools.