Starting to taste like summer! Yesterday students at all six of Charlottesville’s elementary schools snacked on red, ripe, juicy, delicious strawberries as part of Harvest of the Month. The strawberries were sourced through the Local Food Hub and grown by...Read More
City Schoolyard Garden is pleased to announce the 2015 Golden Trowel Awards wich will be presented at our annual Root Celebration honoring our volunteers, partners and students on Thursday, May 21st from 5:30-7:00pm at Clark Elementary Root! is a garden celebration bringing...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.