This November, 3rd graders at Johnson Elementary stayed active in the garden. From painting stumps to harvesting lettuce and spinach, composting leaves and getting a ride in the compost bins – students enjoyed brisk days and opportunities to see their garden...Read More
Let’s start with a moment to relax… Each time Principal Johnson talks about the benefits of having the garden at Buford he speaks to the importance of the curricular ties and activities that enhance student learning, but almost always focuses more on the importance...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!
We’ll keep you updated on garden happenings, special events and volunteer opportunities, and we promise never to spam your inbox.