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Peralta Elementary School - Bay-Friendly Garden Case Study

Peralta Elementary School is a K-5 public school of 250 students that is an urban oasis in Oakland. The teachers, principal, parents, and community members transformed this once mostly black-topped school site into one that is surrounded by colorful ornamental and edible flowers, vegetables, Mediterranean plants and trees. The gardens are complemented with kids’ murals, decorative tiles, banners, and metal sculptural pieces.