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The Urban Agriculture Class at CHS

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in CSG's Gardens, Featured | 0 comments

The Urban Agriculture Class at CHS

This year, I am teaching a Garden to Market class as I have been doing for the previous three years and thanks to creative partnering with Charlottesville City Schools, we were able to create...

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C-ville Farm to School and Healthy Schools Week was a Blast!

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in CSG's Gardens, Featured, Sponsors | 0 comments

C-ville Farm to School and Healthy Schools Week was a Blast!

All week long, CSG and our partners hosted and sponsored events in Charlottesville City Schools to promote local, sustainable growing...

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Z is for Zucchini!

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in CSG's Gardens, Featured | Comments Off on Z is for Zucchini!

Z is for Zucchini!

What have you enjoyed during Charlottesville’s Farm to School & Healthy Schools Week? Today we celebrated Harvest of the Month. This month, Local Food Hub sourced zucchini straight from Walnut Winds Farm which is home to three generations of the Livengood family! From 8.5 bushels of zucchini and with the help of 25+ volunteers and student helpers, we were able to share 3,200 servings of zucchini to students and community youth. A big thank you to UVA’s Fashion for a Cause volunteer group who has helped work nonstop for 2 hours...

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Charlottesville Farm to School & Healthy Schools Week Here We Come!

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in CSG's Gardens | Comments Off on Charlottesville Farm to School & Healthy Schools Week Here We Come!

Charlottesville Farm to School & Healthy Schools Week Here We Come!

City Schoolyard Garden is geared up for Charlottesville Farm to School & Healthy Schools Week, October 2-6. We are especially excited to profile Johnson Elementary with a visit from Virginia First Lady, Dorothy McAuliffe. City Schoolyard Garden, Charlottesville City Schools and the City of Charlottesville are joining with numerous partners to launch Charlottesville Farm to School & Healthy Schools Week. Announced at the October 2nd City Council meeting, this week aligns with Virginia Farm to School Week and National Farm to...

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The Fall Harvest Festival at Buford is much more than just an evening event

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in CSG's Gardens, Featured | Comments Off on The Fall Harvest Festival at Buford is much more than just an evening event

The Fall Harvest Festival at Buford is much more than just an evening event

The Fall Harvest Festival is one of my favorite times of the year.  It is the start of autumn with cooler nights and colorful days as the leaves get ready to fall.  It’s also the start of the school year, which brings the excited and anxious energy of students and teachers alike out to relax and explore the garden.  While the Festival takes place all in one evening, it is actually a month-long program that includes the Family and Consumer Science (FACS) Veggie Cook-Off Competition, PE, ESOL and Garden Aide garden preparation, planting...

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Stone Soup at Clark

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in CSG's Gardens, Featured | Comments Off on Stone Soup at Clark

Stone Soup at Clark

This month’s focus is on stone soup. Three classes (2nd and 4th grade students) will be participating. Students started out by reading and discussing Jon J Muth’s Stone Soup...

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Cool as a Cucumber for Harvest of the Month

Posted by on Sep 8, 2017 in CSG's Gardens, Featured | Comments Off on Cool as a Cucumber for Harvest of the Month

Cool as a Cucumber for Harvest of the Month

There is no more refreshing way to kick-off the 2017-2018 Harvest of the Month program than serving up cucumbers. Yesterday, Charlottesville City School students crunched into some delicious local cucumbers. When I say crunch, I mean it. These were the loudest, crunchiest cucumbers that I have ever had! With help from Local Food Hub, we were able to get 300 pounds of cucumbers to CCS students from Kirby Farms in Hanover County. As of right now, thanks to the hard work of the CCS students, there are 300 less pounds of cucumbers in the world....

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Summer Camps at CSG

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in CSG's Gardens, Featured | Comments Off on Summer Camps at CSG

Summer Camps at CSG

Our goal in the kitchen this summer was to create meals that highlighted whatever was on hand in the garden (without the need of specific ingredients). We ate pasta in pesto, and they learned how to make stir-fry and some savory corn pancakes filled with peppers and onions and fresh corn...

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Johnson Elementary’s New Sensory Garden

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in CSG's Gardens, Featured | Comments Off on Johnson Elementary’s New Sensory Garden

Johnson Elementary’s New Sensory Garden

by Rick Harden Thanks to the generous support of our community, the Johnson Elementary Garden is proud to unveil our Exploration and Sensory Garden Bed. This bed was designed to be accessible and friendly to children with a variety of sensory abilities. Specifically, we wanted to create a garden space that was as accessible as possible to all of our Johnson community members, including individuals in wheelchairs and those with other disabilities.   During the winter of 2015, we launched this effort and, through the support of many...

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The Fruits (and Veggies!) of Labor Spring From the Venable Garden

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in CSG's Gardens, Featured | Comments Off on The Fruits (and Veggies!) of Labor Spring From the Venable Garden

The Fruits (and Veggies!) of Labor Spring From the Venable Garden

Venable students know that the garden is a place for experimentation. This year, students decided to plant a greater diversity of vegetables and change the traditional location of our mainstay vegetables, flowers and herbs...

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