Aidan Charron, Raihana Fnu, Joseph Gainey, Freeman Liu, and San Dar Pyoe work in the garden as Buford’s 5th period Garden Aides. These five characters are a joy to work alongside in the garden. However, working beside them isn’t often where I am. Instead,...Read More
Today marked the last Harvest of the Month for the 2015-2016 school year. As the year wraps up with the birds returning and the (constant) rain soaking and nourishing the ground, we celebrated a colorful, delicious treat: Multicolored Carrots. In deep purple, soft yellow, bright...Read More
With the last frost date well past, students spent last week giving out and taking home the last of the 5,259 seedlings they’ve grown. The garden aides (along with lots of energy and input from PE garden crews) spent their winter and spring planting seeds, planting more...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 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
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!
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