“What a fantastic project Harvest of the Month is for Charlottesville students and staff AND parents! It’s made a difference in what my child wants to eat.”
– Parent, Venable Elementary
Launched in 2010, CSG provides academic and extracurricular gardening programs for youth in Charlottesville. We currently maintain organic educational gardens at Buford Middle School, which serves 7th and 8th grade students; Charlottesville High School, which serves 9th through 12th grade students; and at each of the six Charlottesville elementary schools. CSG is working with teachers, parents, school administrators, and community volunteers to utilize the gardens classroom instruction, after-school programs and summer camps to provide opportunities for youth to engage with nature, enhance their academic learning through hands-on experience, and cultivate skills for healthy living. CSG’s programs are designed to foster an appreciation for nature and healthy foods through hands-on learning in our gardens.
Mission Statement: The City Schoolyard Garden cultivates academic achievement, health, environmental stewardship, and community engagement through garden-based, experiential learning.
Core Values: Community, Respect, Discovery, Equity, Inclusiveness, Relationships, Youth Empowerment, Partnership, Ecological Responsibility, Health
Check out our blog entries to hear stories from around City Schoolyard Garden.