“Instead of four walls and a ceiling like a traditional classroom, the Peace Garden — this classroom — has two walls and the sky for a ceiling”
Head of School
The vision for a New Horizon Peace Garden, established in 2016, grew out of a desire to develop a space that not only enriches student learning and inspires nature appreciation and environmental stewardship but also serves as a place to sow seeds of peace and understanding through community building.
Environmental Stewardship and Nature Appreciation
Levi Brewster has been teaching and working in school gardens for over 15 years and has been at New Horizon School Pasadena for 3 years. He works on conservation and restoration of wildlands with organizations around LA County including TreePeople, River Project and Amigos de Los Rios as well as local community organizations like Altadena Town Council, Arlington Garden and Altadena Library District to improve our urban environment. He also has a background in the arts with an MFA from the California Institute for the Arts and has received special training from LifeLab, Occidental Arts & Ecology, Permaculture Academy, Responsive Classroom, Conciuos Discipline, Soka Education, and Pedagogy of the Oppressed.