About Us

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 24,383 square feet of diverse organic gardens with over 33,724 student garden hours 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

Our Mission

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 help us grow!

Download a beautiful map of our gardens, hand-drawn by our founder, Linda Winecoff.  For more information, contact us at 434-260-3274 or grow@cityschoolyardgarden.org.


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