When a season is finishing and your garden beds have been hard at work, or if you plan to give a bed a rest for a bit, consider planting cover crops. Cover crops are grains or legumes that protect and enhance soil health. They shield soil from erosion, suppress weeds, add...Read More
Todd Niemeier of the Urban Agriculture Collective of Charlottesville is a great friend, supporter, and partner of CSG. Through UACC, Todd has been involving youth in gardens around town since UACC’s onset as QCC Farms in 2007. As UACC built a strong community around...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 10,000 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 in Charlottesville City Schools.
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.