Working in partnership with teachers and administrators at Buford Middle School, CSG designed and installed a 4,000 square foot educational garden on the Buford campus in 2010. The garden at Buford serves as an outdoor classroom with curricular ties to Life Science, Physical Education, English, ESOL, Art, and Civics & Economics. Additionally, after-school cooking and gardening clubs provide opportunities for students to learn about healthy food and garden skills outside of their classroom experience. These programs continue through the summer in cooperation with the Boys & Girls Club, Charlottesville Parks & Recreation, and the Greenstone on 5th Summer Program.
For more information on the Buford Schoolyard Garden, please contact Garden Educator Emily Axelbaum at email@example.com.
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Last spring, Buford’s garden aides helped me seed, pot up, and distribute over 1,000 seedlings to CSG’s six elementary school gardens, the International Rescue Committee’s New Roots community gardens, The Haven’s PATCH community garden, the Greenstone on 5th community garden, Buford teachers and students, and CSG board members and staff. Although the plants are now [...]read more
Over half way through 2014, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the dedication and support of our many volunteers. Over the past few months, CSG has had the opportunity to host and meet so many wonderful volunteers. CSG could not keep vibrant, growing gardens without the help of our volunteers. Since the [...]read more
Now that summer is here, we are kicking-off our mid-year fundraising appeal. And we are asking for your support! With our own 501c3 status, all of us at CSG invite you to make a tax-deductible donation this summer so that the City Schoolyard Gardens at the elementary schools and at Buford will be ready in [...]read more
This summer, we have teamed up with Courtenay Evans from The PB&J Fund to offer summer programming with students from the Boys & Girls Club at Cherry Avenue and from the Parks & Recreation Summer Program. With the students we’ll spend an hour in the garden exploring, observing, planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting. Then, we will take [...]read more
June, July, August, September, October… Oh, the bounty of leaves, roots, and fruits these months bring. Today, we already find ourselves in June, and though the harvesting has already begun, the lush, explosion of summer is still around the corner. It is time to celebrate, taste, and share the wonder of a seed grown rich [...]read more
This summer marks new beginnings for long-time, CSG garden coordinators, Anne Russell and Sara Osborne. In July, they will both move on to wonderful, new endeavors. We are excited to hear about thier new adventures but we’ve been so grateful to have them a part of the CSG family. All of us at City Schoolyard [...]read more