One of the most meaningful and unique parts of the garden aide class is that students spend the whole year working with the same four teammates towards a common goal: healthy food for all. To achieve that goal, CSG prioritizes creating space for students to reflect, share, and...Read More
In September, we hosted a reception at Charlottesville High School (CHS) to launch our newest garden. CSG partners and staff, CHS students, teachers, and administrators, Charlottesville City School administrators, and honored guest Alice Waters gathered in the garden to...Read More
Each student that passes through the garden leaves a mark, not only on the plant and animal community there, but also on the spirit and energy of this beautiful growing space. These five garden aides not only work with diligence and care to plant, grow, and harvest, but also...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
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!
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