In the Fall of 2016, iSTEM teachers worked with 3rd grade teams at each elementary school to design an experiment for students. The task was to design and build a protective covering for lettuce that will extend the life of each lettuce plant. The covering needed to be tall...Read More
On February 2, 2017, City Schoolyard Garden celebrated the Harvest of the Month snack program by serving over 2,750 Granny Smith apples to students at the 6 elementary schools, Buford Middle School, Charlottesville High School and Lugo McGinness Academy. Snacks were also...Read More
City Schoolyard Garden is currently accepting applications for two positions – 1) Outreach Program Coordinator and 2) Development Program Coordinator. The Outreach Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for building CSG capacity to be an effective youth advocate and...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 eight garden spaces including one at all six Charlottesville public elementary schools, Buford Middle School, and Charlottesville High School. Together, these gardens encompass over 26,383 square feet of diverse organic gardens with over 25,505 student interactions each year.
We asked students and partners to talk about what City Schoolyard Garden means to them, and here is their story.
City Schoolyard Garden is….a video about growing gardens and growing healthy youth
Hear why Gail Heard uses the CSG garden to teach classes and engage youth.
City Schoolyard Garden cultivates academic achievement, health, environmental stewardship and community engagement through garden-based, experiential learning and leadership development for Charlottesville youth.
We are a nonprofit organization operating solely on the support of generous individuals, businesses and foundations. Come help us grow!
We’ll keep you updated on garden happenings, special events and volunteer opportunities, and we promise never to spam your inbox.