On Thursday, December 1, 2016, City Schoolyard Garden, in collaboration with the Charlottesville City Schools (CCS) Nutrition Department and Local Food Hub and with the help of amazing volunteers, celebrated Harvest of the Month with the over 2,800 CCS students. For December,...Read More
Give now to keep these connections — and our gardens — growing!Read More
By Peter Davis, CSG Garden Coordinator and CHS Teacher Several months ago, an opportunity arose for me to apply for an enormously generous workday from the University of Virginia’s Alpha Phi Omega (APO) service fraternity. I had heard of this workday and knew of its...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 at all six Charlottesville public elementary schools, Buford Middle School, and Charlottesville High School – encompassing 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 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 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!
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