A very special visitor…

Posted by on Apr 20, 2012 | 0 comments

A very special visitor…

We were thrilled beyond belief to host none other than Alice Waters in the garden at Buford this week. She is the godmother of school gardening, founding the renowned Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, CA sixteen years ago. A passionate advocate for fresh, organic food for all, Alice’s work as a chef and teacher has been an inspiration to our program. We are grateful that we were afforded the opportunity to show her our work at Buford. With huge thanks to all our supporters and friends who have helped to build our program — we would have no garden program in Charlottesville if it weren’t for the incredible community investment in this effort! Below are some pictures of our visit with Alice, taken by wonderful C’ville photographer Sarah Cramer Shields (and you can find more photos on our CSG Facebook page).

Program Director Linda Winecoff greets Alice Waters with a City Schoolyard Garden button

Alice is joined by Charlottesville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins, school board chair Ned Michie, and vice-chair Juandiego Wade

Alice and Emily talk gardening

Friends and supporters tour the garden

Buford Principal Eric Johnson and Alice embrace

Alice, Emily, and Buford 7th grader/garden intern Elizabeth Beling

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