Posts by Jeanette

SPRING SEEDLING GIVEAWAY IS STILL ON!

Posted by on Apr 16, 2020 in CSG's Gardens, Featured | Comments Off on SPRING SEEDLING GIVEAWAY IS STILL ON!

SPRING SEEDLING GIVEAWAY IS STILL ON!

CSG’s annual Spring Seedling Giveaway is still on, but naturally with a few new adaptations! With the help of UAC’s growing spaces, we have been able to continue what the students started and grow over 9,000 plants again this year! If you would like to take some of these organically-grown veggies, herbs and flowers home and start a garden of your own, you can access them in the following ways: Thursday, May 7th (at the UAC garden on 6th Street on the corner of Monticello and 6th)  We are practicing social distancing and will ensure that we do not have more than 5 people around the...

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Meet the Board: Rachael Boston

Posted by on Apr 15, 2020 in CSG's Gardens | Comments Off on Meet the Board: Rachael Boston

Meet the Board: Rachael Boston

1) Tell us about an early experience with gardens or nature. My earliest experience with gardening was not until I was an adult.  Growing up in my household back in the day – was not centered on cultivating oneness with nature nor the production of food, but we most definitely believed in the consumption of it! The shift began when I became an adult and began living my life independently.  I defined how I wanted to live a meaningful life, and I feel it’s nearly impossible to do that without communing in and with nature.  We are outdoor enthusiasts and raise our children to be as...

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Meet Gabby Levet! The New FJN Associate

Posted by on Apr 15, 2020 in CSG's Gardens | Comments Off on Meet Gabby Levet! The New FJN Associate

Meet Gabby Levet! The New FJN Associate

We are excited to add to the FJN team to include the new Charlottesville Food Justice Network Associate, Gabby Levet. As we interview all the new members of our team, Gabby sat down and answered a few questions about herself and what she’s excited about. 1) Tell us about an early experience with gardens and nature. I grew up visiting my grandparents in Deltaville, VA where they had a huge and wild backyard garden. My grandpa believes in letting the plants do what they want and learning from their cycles. He taught me to listen to their needs and to embrace the spontaneity and beauty of...

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Johnson Garden Updates

Posted by on Apr 15, 2020 in CSG's Gardens, Featured | Comments Off on Johnson Garden Updates

Johnson Garden Updates

The Johnson Garden is awfully quiet right now. Although the larger Johnson community is at home and the Garden is locked up, I continue to visit our garden almost daily and am taking special care to make sure that it continues to thrive in anticipation of everyone’s return. I have to say, it does feel mighty lonely sometimes. At the same time I have so many wonderful memories it is still a joyful place to be. What I’ve planted so far: Corn, zucchini, carrots, beets, radishes , onions, kale, spinach, arugula, collards, red lettuce, broccoli, peas, cilantro Things we already have planted...

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All About Cabbage at Clark

Posted by on Apr 15, 2020 in CSG's Gardens, Featured | Comments Off on All About Cabbage at Clark

All About Cabbage at Clark

Once a month during the school year, first and second graders at Clark Elementary participate in garden themed activities during their library time. The lesson is always focused on the Harvest of the Month fruit or vegetable. The Harvest of the Month vegetable for February was cabbage. For their lesson, students read a book about cabbages, practiced using different kinds of cabbage leaves to make bookmark leaf rubbings, taste tested cabbage stew, and started red and green cabbages from seed. The cabbage leaf rubbings used purple, green, and Napa cabbage leaves to create different designs. The...

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