City Schoolyard Garden (CSG) is excited to launch a job search for a new CSG Program Coordinator position. The CSG Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of the CSG Elementary School Program and integration with other...Read More
This fall, CSG began purchasing and distributing a fall farm-share from New Branch Farm to the Buford Garden Aides as an expansion of the Harvest of the Month Program already going strong at the CCS elementary schools. The overall purpose of the Harvest of the Month (HoM)...Read More
With its crisp fresh taste, sweet aromatic scent, and multicolored skin of orange, brown, and green, the Asian pear is truly emblematic of a beautiful fall day in Virginia. It is no wonder, then, that this fitting fruit was chosen to be the featured crop for November’s...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.