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The Middlebrook Center : CNGF/ ELSEE Mission and Purpose

ELSEE (Environmental Laboratory for Sustainability and Ecological Education) is a childhood outdoor learning laboratory in a San Jose, California, inner city neighborhood. The ELSEE model values and perpetuates nature, grows abundant organic food, and protects our soils, drinking water, and the air we breathe.


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The ELSEE Purpose

The ELSEE project is a model to provide youthful citizens with the values and skills to develop and sustainably manage urban environments, for today and in the future. ELSEE provides the protection and perpetuation of ecological services, returning disturbed soils to their natural state, assuring clean water and air and healthy food production. The ELSEE model teaches thoughtful planning, design, construction, and on-going stewardship.

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