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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Enhancing academic learning through hands-on experience is part of City Schoolyard Garden’s three-fold vision. Over the past year, we’ve worked to formalize a framework that encompasses the multiple benefits of engaging students in hands-on learning in the garden. Those benefits include: teaching to the STANDARDS OF LEARNING building GARDENING skills creating an EXPERIENTIAL environment [...]read more
This semester I have the priviledge to work with Jose Nuñez-Campos, Qena Taylor, Leela Paudel, Asika Tamang, and Avery Melton in the garden each day as their 6th period Garden Aide class. Below is their blog post about their time in the garden. Enjoy! ~ Emily, CSG Garden Educator [...]read more
Though I only have a few tools, I’ve often been told the importance of keeping them clean and protected. Here are a few maintenance tips for garden tools. Washing It is best to wash your tools after each use. This keep the dirt and soil, which contain moisture, from rusting the tool over time. You [...]read more
Now that we are on the other side of Farm to School Week, we have a load of great pictures and small tidbits to share. From November 10th through the 14th, CSG joined Local Food Hub and Charlottesville Nutrition Services to celebrate and feature Virginia-grown and raised produce and meat in the schools’ cafeterias and [...]read more
Could we interest you in a little carrot-inspired, veggie fried rice? It is the winning dish of this year’s VegOff Competition. The PB&J Fund, Whole Foods, and CSG worked with Mrs. Wisebauer’s Family and Consumer Sciences Class to create two dishes using a secret, “harvest-of-the-month”, garden ingredient. This year’s ingredient was carrots. Over three weeks, [...]read more
So how exactly did Buford’s garden under-go so much change in just a few weeks? Here is a photo essay depicting the process, ENJOY! First, students come to the garden. In the first 2 weeks of October, we’ve had ~30 hours of student crews working already. They’ve harvested [...]read more