Gardeners know the critical importance of root systems. They connect our plants to the soil, draw in nutrients and water, provide support and a structural anchor, and, act as the vehicle for growth and vegetative reproduction. For our fourth year, CSG has taken time out...Read More
Today was April’s Harvest of the Month. A little later than usual due to Spring Break, we brought snacks to each elementary school for the students to try. This month’s spotlight crop? Salad turnips, a sweeter, crispier variety of the beloved turnips. Usually served...Read More
It started as a glum and misty Saturday morning on March 19, 2016, but when the morning struck 9:00AM, the air at Burnley-Moran Elementary was hit by a spark of youthful energy. There was a whirlwind of sounds – the shutting of vehicle doors, the sound of water...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 14,000 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 for Charlottesville youth.
We are a nonprofit organization operating solely on the support of generous individuals, businesses and foundations. Come join us grow!
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