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.
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City Schoolyard Garden & Buford Middle School present Student VegOff Cooking Competition – Wednesday, September 24th 5th Annual Fall Harvest Festival – Friday, September 26th 5:30-730pm @ Buford (From left) Buford water catchment tank, students with radishes, Buford garden gate, students with greens harvest Student VegOff Competition: Wednesday, September 24th, during lunch, on the deck of [...]read more
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 [...]read more
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 [...]read more
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