By Tiana Washington, CSG Program Intern What could a summer camp possibly do in a garden and a kitchen for a week? Well, there’s the obvious. We planted, harvested, and weeded a lot. We weeded any chance we could! These are things you probably already figured would happen in...Read More
By Peter Davis, CSG Garden Coordinator and CHS Teacher Four years ago, I personally began pursing a community gardening project, but as a teacher and father of young children, I was severely lacking in both time and money to get the project rolling! However, through my...Read More
By Laura McCandlish, Parent and CSG Volunteer Burnley-Moran Garden Coordinator Matt Darring has tended edible landscapes since his childhood in sub-tropical Mobile, Ala. The UVA School of Medicine accountant and father of two heard about the “permaculture” concept years ago....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!
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