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Druid Circle Outdoor Classroom
Druid Circle Outdoor Classroom
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OCCUH, 35th St. N of Western Blvd, Corvallis, Oregon, US
Climate zone:
Cool Temperate

Beckins McLean Debra Warmington Janice Little Linda Trujillo Mark Crumpton Mark Lipscomb Stephanie Smith Vanessa Monge Augusto Fernandes
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Druid Circle Outdoor Classroom

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School Projects, Educational

Project Summary

This outdoor classroom Druid Circle is the core of the Permaculture demonstration garden at the Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture at Oregon State University. It's been built by Permaculture design courses and interns, and is being planted out this season.

Project Description

The Horticulture Department at Oregon State University gave me an area of land to turn into a Permaculture demonstration garden and outdoor classroom. With the last 2 design courses I taught there in 2010 and a summer intern, we installed a rain harvesting swale off of the road, built an urbanite classroom patio, and are currently planting the multi-functional forest polyculture (Feb 2011).

The idea is that the classroom is a south facing apse with walls and roof of planted fig and apple trees. Beyond those low growing fruit trees (and their understory) is a taller fruit tree layer, beyond that tall Walnut trees, and beyond them, a row of Redwood trees. So the entire design is a sun facing amphitheatre with the Druid Circle as the focal point.

Conceptual Design: Outdoor Classroom Druid Circle




Planted: OSU Druid Circle Outdoor Classroom Demonstration Garden

We planted the outdoor classroom "Druid Circle" this spring. We are rapidly installing the full design through PDC's and internships at Oregon State University.

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