Posts by Jeanette

Harvest of the Month–Cripps Pink Apples

Posted by on Jan 10, 2020 in CSG's Gardens, Featured | 0 comments

Harvest of the Month–Cripps Pink Apples

This month marks 5 years of Harvest of the Month in the Charlottesville City Schools. Five years ago we highlighted our first crop: Pink Lady Apples (aka Cripps Pink Apples). This month, to celebrate our 43rd crop, we again, highlighted the Cripps Pink apple. Since the very first crop, done in January 2015, we have been skipping January for Harvest of the month (highlighting 4 fall crops and 4 spring crops) as a time to regroup. It also was consistently a challenge to find a local crop to highlight in the dead of winter. This year, we decided to keep the food going right through the end of...

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Food Justice Presentation in Savannah!

Posted by on Dec 19, 2019 in CSG's Gardens | Comments Off on Food Justice Presentation in Savannah!

December 10th , 2019 brought your City Schoolyard Garden and Charlottesville Food Justice Network team members to Savannah, GA for the Community Food Systems Conference as key workshop presenters during the 2-day summit. Our diverse team of 3 youth food justice interns from Charlottesville High School, Grace King, Emmanuel Quezada-Romero, and Amyah Limbacher, alongside mother and community food justice advocate Tamara Wright with her children Legend and Jayleana held an engaging workshop on defining food justice within each sector of our community food system. After giving an overview of our...

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4th pd Garden Aides, Fall 2019

Posted by on Dec 19, 2019 in CSG's Gardens | Comments Off on 4th pd Garden Aides, Fall 2019

Introduction by Ms. Shannon One of the most meaningful and unique parts of the Buford garden Aide classes is that students meet every day with the same small team to work towards two common goals: cultivating healthy food and peaceful, beautiful spaces for every student at Buford Middle. It’s been a jam-packed semester, and it’s hard to believe that winter break is already here. Beyond that, spring planning lies just around the corner. Before looking forward to the next season,  Demetrius, Jeremy, Ananda and Caroline, the 4th period Garden Aide class, took a moment to reflect on their...

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Harvest of the Month at Clark

Posted by on Dec 18, 2019 in CSG's Gardens, Featured | Comments Off on Harvest of the Month at Clark

Harvest of the Month at Clark

This year at Clark Elementary, the Harvest of the Month program has extended outside of the cafeteria and into the library. The Harvest of the Month program serves up local, seasonal fruits and vegetables once a month throughout the school year. Students sample it on the lunch line or in the cafeteria when it’s handed out by volunteers. The Clark librarian, Mary Craig, has incorporated Harvest of the Month fruits and vegetables into 1st and 2nd grade library time so that one week out of each month, students have a hands-on garden activity, combined with a related book, and a taste...

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Meet Calista Barbour

Posted by on Dec 18, 2019 in Featured | Comments Off on Meet Calista Barbour

Meet Calista Barbour

Calista started in the garden as a 7th grader at Buford. Now, she is 18 and leading others in the garden as a Garden Associate with CSG. Here she is pictured with third-grader Alex. “Working with CSG has helped me to use my voice and share my opinions too. It’s been a safe place to practice being a leader because I know that the team cares about me and that we are working together to grow something beautiful.” –Calista Barbour When students work in the garden, they get to make choices. They take leadership in deciding what to plant, figuring out what work needs to be accomplished to...

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