The garden at Buford, like most of the gardens around town, is undergoing a huge shift with the end of September and the coming of the first frost. After the vibrant, fun-filled Harvest Festival on September 26th at the school, the tomatoes, peppers, corn, and beans have...Read More
When a season is finishing and your garden beds have been hard at work, or if you plan to give a bed a rest for a bit, consider planting cover crops. Cover crops are grains or legumes that protect and enhance soil health. They shield soil from erosion, suppress weeds, add...Read More
At City Schoolyard Garden, we have a vision: that young people thrive with the opportunity to engage with nature, to enhance their academic learning through hands-on experience, and to cultivate skills for healthy living. We currently manage gardens at all six Charlottesville public elementary schools, as well as Buford Middle School – encompassing over 8,750 square feet of diverse organic gardens with over 10,000 student interactions each year.
We recently asked students and partners to talk about what City Schoolyard Garden means to them, and here is a bit of their story.
City Schoolyard Garden is….a video about growing gardens and growing healthy youth
City Schoolyard Garden cultivates academic achievement, health, environmental stewardship, and community engagement through garden-based, experiential learning in Charlottesville City Schools.
We are a nonprofit organization operating solely on the support of generous individuals, businesses and foundations. Come join us grow!
Download a beautiful map of our gardens, hand-drawn by our founder, Linda Winecoff.
We’ll keep you updated on garden happenings, special events and volunteer opportunities, and we promise never to spam your inbox.