“How many of you have tried arugula before?” We saw fewer hands go up than you’d think. Arugula, or “rocket salad”, doesn’t typically find its way onto the kid’s menu. It’s known by chefs, foodies, and farmers alike for its bold,...Read More
Starting the 2016/2017 school year, City Schoolyard Garden (CSG) began to highlight certain storybooks to accompany the Harvest of the Month program. These storybooks are featured in the Harvest of the Month backpack flyers in the “Reading Together” corner. Check out...Read More
When people hear stone-ground corn, they often think of tortilla chips or corn tortillas. Most people wouldn’t find stone-ground corn the most appetizing, especially if eaten by itself. Eating stone-ground corn by itself is like tossing a handful of flour in your mouth....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 eight garden spaces including one at all six Charlottesville public elementary schools, Buford Middle School, and Charlottesville High School. Together, these gardens encompass over 26,383 square feet of diverse organic gardens with over 25,505 student interactions each year.
We asked students and partners to talk about what City Schoolyard Garden means to them, and here is their story.
City Schoolyard Garden is….a video about growing gardens and growing healthy youth
Hear why Gail Heard uses the CSG garden to teach classes and engage youth.
City Schoolyard Garden cultivates academic achievement, health, environmental stewardship and community engagement through garden-based, experiential learning and leadership development for Charlottesville youth.
We are a nonprofit organization operating solely on the support of generous individuals, businesses and foundations. Come help us grow!
We’ll keep you updated on garden happenings, special events and volunteer opportunities, and we promise never to spam your inbox.