Patrick Cody-Carrese

Job Title:

Living Lab Gardener


Creation Care Team


Phone: (510) 577-9100 ext. 


Started at O'Dowd:

October, 2018


Oakland Tech High School Graduate<br />UCLA B.A. in Sociology

Originally from:

Oakland, CA

Why I Teach:

I've had a love for the outdoors since I was a kid and I was able to spend summers camping with my family around the Bay Area. I am fortunate to now be able to care for an outdoor space that Bishop O'Dowd students can learn in, find peace in, and touch the earth in.

Most powerful teaching technique:

Why are the subjects you teach important?:

I believe that growing food with regenerative practices provides <br />a valuable lesson for many aspects of life, and is beneficial <br />because it leaves the land able to continually provide nutritious <br />food. <br /><br />I also believe that caring for the native ecosystem of the Bay <br />Area is beneficial to the animal and plant communities, and <br />conserves resources. We learn a valuable lesson about <br />resilience, adaptation, and the beauty of our unique home as <br />well.

Favorite quotes:

Favorite trivia:

The largest known living organism is an Aspen grove in Utah. <br />These quaking aspens form an interconnected root system of <br />more than 100 acres estimated to be 80,000 years old.

Recommended visual media:

Some movies: Mud, Mudbound, Brooklyn, Coach Carter, V for <br />Vendetta

Recommended reads:

Ishmael, Life of Pi, The Autobiography of Malcolm <br />X, The Long Valley

Hobbies or outside interests:

Baskteball, painting, tennis, dogsitting <br />(shameless plug... 510-213-0132)