We are excited to launch our new program, Harvest of the Month: Garden to Table Snack Program today. Harvest of the Month (HoM) is a great way for youth and their families to explore, taste, and learn about seasonal vegetables and fruits – from the garden, in the...Read More
Do you have plans this Saturday for lunch or dinner? Join us at Sticks Kebob Shop Preston or Pantops locations every Saturday in January and a portion of your proceeds will go towards helping City Schoolyard Garden host spring garden programs at 7 gardens in Charlottesville...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
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.
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