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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s start with a moment to relax… Each time Principal Johnson talks about the benefits of having the garden at Buford he speaks to the importance of the curricular ties and activities that enhance student learning, but almost always focuses more on the importance of the garden as a place to find peace, to seek [...]read more
“Gardening is an active participation in the deepest mysteries of the universe. Through gardening, our children learn to nurture and be nurtured, in a universe that is always precarious, but ultimately benign.” –Wendell Berry This fall has been a bounty of activity at City Schoolyard Garden. The elementary school community tours, Whole Foods 5% [...]read more
Friday’s 4th Annual Harvest Festival at Buford Middle School sported hundreds of guests enjoying the perfect fall weather, a bountiful of free food (Sticks Kebobs & Rice, Whole Foods Sweet Potato Muffins, PB&J Fund Baked Apples, Albemarle Baking Company rolls, Local Food Hub Apples pressed to Cider, Korner BBQ & Slaw), soulful music from the Downbeat [...]read more
Shop for schoolyard gardens where 5% of all sales will support engaging Charlottesville youth in gardening. Spread the word! Pack your grocery bags!! Join us for a full day where your groceries help youth grow! Wednesday, October 9, 2013 [...]read more
Marcy and Becca plan for the class to begin. Students at Buford Elementary are cooking up a storm preparing for next week’s Veg-Off competition. Three cooking teams will prepare a dish using a secret ingredient. Buford students will taste and vote on their favorite next Friday. The winning dish will be served at the 4th Annual [...]read more
It’s right around the corner! Join us at Buford Middle School for our community festival celebrating the abundant harvest and growth of school gardening! This year we have more to celebrate than ever. This week, students pulled the plastic up on the hoop house funded from our spring kickstarter campaign. Every week, classes from life science, [...]read more