Posts by Jeanette

Mr. Rick at Johnson Elementary

Posted by on Sep 20, 2019 in CSG's Gardens | Comments Off on Mr. Rick at Johnson Elementary

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Celebrating out Board of Directors!

Posted by on Sep 19, 2019 in CSG's Gardens | Comments Off on Celebrating out Board of Directors!

With all of the growth and development of CSG throughout the past 10 years, we have had the amazing guidance and support from the CSG board. Now, we are taking some time to highlight and reintroduce our amazing board members! We are starting with Ms. Andrea Trimble. How did you get involved in CSG? When I moved to Charlottesville in 2013 I quickly identified CSG as an exciting and tangible opportunity to apply my interests in food, equity, sustainability, and education, so I started volunteering with Harvest of the Month snack deliveries to elementary schools.  I was...

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Meet the Community Food Justice Advocates

Posted by on Sep 19, 2019 in Featured | Comments Off on Meet the Community Food Justice Advocates

Meet the Community Food Justice Advocates

The Community Food Justice Advocates program is off to a great start. The 12-week program started in June, alongside the City Schoolyard Garden Youth Food Justice Internship. Over the summer, 4 community advocates and 7 youth interns pulled their efforts together in envisioning healthier school meals across cultural and generational lines. The product of this intergenerational leadership has shed light on the emerging power of youth-led change supported by community advocates. In early August, the youth and community advocates (many of them parents of children attending CCS) presented their...

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Mud and Imagination in the Johnson Elementary

Posted by on Sep 19, 2019 in Featured | Comments Off on Mud and Imagination in the Johnson Elementary

Mud and Imagination in the Johnson Elementary

Written by Rick Harden 2019 marks my eighth year in the Johnson Garden. One of the things that makes both Johnson and the garden program here so special is the sense of ownership that teachers and students have taken. Over the years, as the Garden has grown so has the overall participation across the school, and in turn, the opportunities for learning have similarly expanded. This year, every teacher at Johnson, across all grades (even the 3 year old pre-K class) scheduled weekly or biweekly garden time before the school year had even started! Each year, teachers bring both their students and...

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Welcome Mackenzie Morgan!

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019 in CSG's Gardens | Comments Off on Welcome Mackenzie Morgan!

Welcome Mackenzie Morgan!

We are so excited that Mackenzie Morgan has joined our team at CSG! Mackenzie is hired as the new full time Youth Engagement and Garden Coordinator. She is holding the Burnley Moran Garden, Greenbrier Garden and helping with our newly acquired UACC garden at City of Promise. Here’s a little about Mackenzie: 1) Tell us about an early experience with gardens and nature. Growing up I was not exposed much to gardens and nature. My parents and grandparents didn’t grow food or have gardens, so it was not until my freshman year of college at Appalachian State in the Blue Ridge Mountains that...

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