City Schoolyard Garden at Buford

The central seating area in Buford's garden

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 emily@cityschoolyardgarden.org.

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September in the Garden: Cover Crops

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 | 0 comments

September in the Garden: Cover Crops

When a season is finishing and your garden beds have been hard at work, or if you plan to give a bed a rest for a bit, consider planting cover crops. Cover crops are grains or legumes that protect and enhance soil health.  They shield soil from erosion, suppress weeds, add organic matter to soil, [...]

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Volunteers Extraordinaires

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 | 0 comments

Volunteers Extraordinaires

Though we’ve said it before, I’ll say it again — we’ve been having a great time with our volunteers!  From summer to family workdays, fall orientation, construction projects, and office support, we have a grand and growing group of awesome and enthusiastic friends and supporters to lean on. They’ve helped us as summer garden and [...]

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PE in the Garden

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PE in the Garden

At Venable Elementary  School and Buford Middle School students spend time working in their gardens as part of their PE classes.  With research showing that students who grow their own produce are more likely to eat what they grow, the nutritional health benefits of having students spend time in the garden are clear.  Add to [...]

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Introducing Buford’s Fall Garden Aides, The Sweet Autumns!

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Introducing Buford’s Fall Garden Aides, The Sweet Autumns!

It’s been an incredible start to the school year for many reasons.  This seventh grade class brought with them an overwhelming excitement about being in the garden.  In fact, it’s been a little hard to get any time in the garden by myself to plan for classes and prep garden beds, with so many students [...]

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5th Annual Fall Harvest Festival

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 | 0 comments

5th Annual Fall Harvest Festival

City Schoolyard Garden & Buford Middle School present Student VegOff Cooking Competition – Wednesday, September 24th  & the 5th Annual Fall Harvest Festival – Friday, September 26th 5:30-730pm @ Buford        * Join us in the celebration! *       Student VegOff Competition: Wednesday, September 24th, during lunch, on the deck of the [...]

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Fall Volunteer Orientation & Workday

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 | 0 comments

Fall Volunteer Orientation & Workday

This Sunday September 14th from 1 – 4 pm, CSG will be hosting a fall volunteer orientation and workday at Clark Elementary School.  We’ll work in the garden and share a bit about CSG and other opportunities to get involved in the garden this fall.  We’d love to see you there! For more information, please [...]

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