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
Well, the time has come. School is about to let out, BUT, perhaps more importantly, sweet tasty peas are ready in the garden, and with them, a very important winner of a very important contest. Each year, Charlottesville’s 6 elementary schools host a friendly...Read More
Aidan Charron, Raihana Fnu, Joseph Gainey, Freeman Liu, and San Dar Pyoe work in the garden as Buford’s 5th period Garden Aides. These five characters are a joy to work alongside in the garden. However, working beside them isn’t often where I am. Instead,...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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