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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August Garden Corner: Cold-Weather Crops

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 | 0 comments

August Garden Corner: Cold-Weather Crops

Already time to start thinking about winter? That’s right, it is time to gear up for hardy winter -harvest and overwinter crops.  A round of lettuce, winter radishes, kohlrabi, and kale, spinach, carrots, garlic, onions, and potatoes will make it through fall, to winter, and some will even stick around until next spring. Here is [...]

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The homes of the Buford seedlings

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 | 0 comments

The homes of the Buford seedlings

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 [...]

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We are Thankful for our Volunteers!

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 | 0 comments

We are Thankful for our Volunteers!

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 [...]

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A mid-year request for your support!

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 | 0 comments

A mid-year request for your support!

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 [...]

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Garden-to-Table Summer Camp: We’ve been Cookin’ with the PB&J Fund!

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 | 0 comments

Garden-to-Table Summer Camp: We’ve been Cookin’ with the PB&J Fund!

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 [...]

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June Garden Corner: Harvesting

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 | 0 comments

June Garden Corner: Harvesting

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 [...]

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