Rocking music by 101.3, delicious BBQ by the Korner Restaurant, and garden tours lead by students, coalesced with a beautiful evening of friends and family at Buford Middle School. Indeed, the Seventh Annual Harvest Festival, was truly a night to remember. But preparation for...Read More
On Thursday, October 6, 2016, students attending Charlottesville City Schools celebrated Harvest of the Month by tasting roasted green beans, sourced locally from Hill Farm in Louisa County, Hartland Natural Farm in Madison County, Sunflower Flats in Rockbridge County, and...Read More
City Schoolyard Garden, Local Food Hub and the Charlottesville City Schools Nutrition Department have joined in partnership to celebrate Virginia Farm to School Week – October 3rd to October 7th, 2016. We would like to share with you the various Farm to School activities...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.
We are a nonprofit organization operating solely on the support of generous individuals, businesses and foundations. Come help us grow!
We’ll keep you updated on garden happenings, special events and volunteer opportunities, and we promise never to spam your inbox.