City Schoolyard Garden was some kind of lucky when we were invited to moderate a panel as part of the National Endowment on Humanities 50th Anniversary Celebration. The panel, Farming the Earth, Cultivating Humanity explored themes around what it means to eat and farm...Read More
Today marked the first day of the Harvest of the Month season for the 2016-2017 school year. Fresh, local peaches travelled from Saunders Brothers Orchard in Nelson County via Local Food Hub to the mouths of over 2,750 youth in the Charlottesville City Schools district....Read More
A whole new school year has begun with over 4,100 enrolled students in the Charlottesville City Schools (CCS) district. They have minds hungry for knowledge and stomachs hungry for nourishment. City Schoolyard Garden (CSG) has worked in partnership with CCS and their...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 24,383 square feet of diverse organic gardens with over 33,724 student garden hours each year. We 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 for Charlottesville youth.
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