Fresh from local farms, and roasted to perfection by the CCS kitchen team, asparagus was on the menu for April’s Harvest of the Month. It was exciting to see preschoolers to fourth graders use the trivia clues to guess the crop, and delightfully taste the spring treat. For...Read More
Things are springing up in the garden at Johnson Elementary – and, let me tell you, it’s not just daffodils and hyacinths (although those are too!) With new planting areas, weekly garden classes, and the most ambitious planting the school has ever undertaken, this...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 14,000 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 for Charlottesville youth.
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.