This semester I have the priviledge to work with Jose Nuñez-Campos, Qena Taylor, Leela Paudel, Asika Tamang, and Avery Melton in the garden each day as their 6th period Garden Aide class. Below is their blog post about their time in the garden. Enjoy! ~ Emily, CSG Garden...Read More
City Schoolyard Garden is in the middle of its fifth year of engaging youth in school gardening. With each year’s successive growth, we are deepening our infrastructure, refining our processes, and strengthening our partnerships and practices. It is fun and exciting work. We...Read More
Now that we are on the other side of Farm to School Week, we have a load of great pictures and small tidbits to share. From November 10th through the 14th, CSG joined Local Food Hub and Charlottesville Nutrition Services to celebrate and feature Virginia-grown and raised...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.
We’ll keep you updated on garden happenings, special events and volunteer opportunities, and we promise never to spam your inbox.