Kids were munching and crunching at elementary schools all across Charlottesville today – on what, might you ask? Well, radishes of course! Today marked the third iteration of the Harvest of the Month program, which featured the slightly spicy and courageously crunchy...Read More
Although the cold kept Buford’s Sweet Autumns a little cooped up, we’ve still had a blast together this winter. Before their planting season gets into full swing, they spent time reflecting on the winter and all they’ve been up to the past couple of months. ...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.