In November, five students and their teacher from Palisades High School in Calistoga came to the canyon where I live just outside of town to plant acorns under the guidance of the Napa County Resource Conservation District (Napa RCD), a local government agency that provides technical assistance and education to farmers and the general community. […]
Since 2015, Steven Rasmussen has lived and farmed on Palisades Vineyard in Napa Valley outside Calistoga, California. He is involved in community projects in the areas of wildfire prevention and mitigation, land stewardship, and outdoor education. He was the founder of Key Curriculum Press and for 40 years developed and published mathematics and science materials for K–12 education. He was a frequent speaker at national and international education conferences and worked on professional development projects in more than 20 countries. Early in his career he taught middle school and high school mathematics in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Emeryville, California. He serves on the boards of several mathematics education organizations, including the Young People’s Project, the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP), Mathkind, and Tumblehome Learning.