Krista Leraas

Adjunct Faculty


Sustainable Design Program
MA/New College of California

As co-owner of Harvest Moon Backyard Farmers and a Certified Permaculture Designer, Krista Leraas designs and maintains sustainable landscapes focused on food. For over a decade, she has dedicated her work to the emerging field of sustainability, including organic farming, program development, and even co-writing and performing a puppet play about sustainable agriculture. Krista co-founded the Living Green Expo, an annual sustainable resource event held in St. Paul, MN, and Backyard Harvest, a nonprofit backyard farming and permaculture program. She holds a master’s degree in Culture, Ecology and Sustainable Community from New College of California.