Over half way through 2014, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the dedication and support of our many volunteers. Over the past few months, CSG has had the opportunity to host and meet so many wonderful volunteers. CSG could not keep vibrant, growing gardens without...Read More
Now that summer is here, we are kicking-off our mid-year fundraising appeal. And we are asking for your support! With our own 501c3 status, all of us at CSG invite you to make a tax-deductible donation this summer so that the City Schoolyard Gardens at the elementary schools and...Read More
This summer, we have teamed up with Courtenay Evans from The PB&J Fund to offer summer programming with students from the Boys & Girls Club at Cherry Avenue and from the Parks & Recreation Summer Program. With the students we’ll spend an hour in the garden...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.
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