City Schoolyard Garden is currently recruiting for internships for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. The City Schoolyard Garden (CSG) Intern position is an exciting and dynamic opportunity to learn about community non-profits, youth school gardening, and program administration and...Read More
This summer CSG hosted 8 workdays for Charlottesville City School students. In addition to harvesting 22 flower bouquets, 100 cucumbers, 80 hot peppers, 23 tomatoes, 6 quarts cherry tomatoes, 5 quarts raspberries, 48 swiss chard bunches, 64 kale bunches, 31 collard bunches, 30...Read More
It has been exciting to see the new school year begin and so much fun to show off the bounty of harvest that’s been growing in the gardens over the summer. While summer camps and garden crews tended these dynamic plots of ecological diversity over the past months, we have...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!
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.