As part of the Harvest of the Month pilot program, 13,948 fresh healthy snacks (about 1,345 pounds) were served to city school youth. Over the summer, we are working to raise funds to continue the for program next year. Please donate generously today and help keep...Read More
This summer, rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders in Charlottesville City Schools (and a couple of rising 10th and 11th graders too because they keep showing up) will put in up to 20 hours of work harvesting, planting, watering, weeding, tasting, eating, drying, trellising, and...Read More
As if the start to summer vacation wasn’t sweet enough – yesterday students at all six elementary schools in Charlottesville snacked on delicious, nutritious, and locally-sourced sugar snap peas as part of the last iteration of this year’s Harvest of the Month:...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.