Spring is here, and our April newsletter focuses on some of the exciting new things happening both in and outside of the gardens. Read about the first official Harvest of the Month at Walker Upper Elementary, learn some fun facts about garden worms and vermicomposting, get some seedling transplant advice, and find out about all the different ways to preserve what you grow at home.
From strong advocates – to new garden coordinators – to reading in the garden, our March newsletter shares what’s going on in the gardens these weeks before spring begins. Meet our newest board members, read about our new Harvest of the Month library connection, and pick up a few tips for planting seedlings while you wait for the warm weather.
In February, our newsletter highlighted some of the programs our Garden Coordinators have implemented at our school gardens, including our iSTEM project and RootED educational frame. We also reflect on our visit with Bryant Terry, a prominent food justice activist, chef, educator, and author. Plus, pick up some nifty tricks for preparing peas for planting this spring!
Our January newsletter features some of our favorite stories from 2016, including when two friendly chickens from Casa Alma came to visit our students at Jackson-Via Elementary, and one of our Charlottesville High School students, Ernesto Sanchez, talking about the valuable experiences and lessons he has learned in the CHS Garden to Market class!
… and take a look at our newsletter archive from past years at CSG!