CSG’s Gardens

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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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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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Growing our Summer Camp Program

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019 in CSG's Gardens, Featured | Comments Off on Growing our Summer Camp Program

Growing our Summer Camp Program

This summer, we hosted summer 8 weeks of summer camp with elementary school students as we have for years, but what an amazing expansion of reach we had this summer. With gardens in full bloom and ready for harvest, it has always been a push of ours to get the harvests into the hands of the community and it became so much easier with visits of over 170 CCS students coming through our elementary gardens each week. We had the wonderful opportunity of strengthening our programming with growing support from Charlottesville Parks and Recreation. We used to host around 30 kids a week at the CSG...

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Welcome back to CSG programming, Calista!

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019 in CSG's Gardens | Comments Off on Welcome back to CSG programming, Calista!

We are so excited to have Calista Barbour engaging with CSG in a new way: as the new Garden Associate! Calista started working in the gardens in  Middle School–involved back when CSG was one garden at Buford. She is joining us again, a now recent graduate of CCS, as the Garden Associate at CSG. She is taking what she has learned and helping to guide the next generation through the garden programming. Calista hit the ground running this summer as she helped lead all of the elementary school garden camps. We are excited that she has chosen to continue at CSG as a leader and educator...

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The Power in Food–2019 Youth Internship Program

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019 in CSG's Gardens, Featured | Comments Off on The Power in Food–2019 Youth Internship Program

The Power in Food–2019 Youth Internship Program

Written by Makayla Howard, a 4th year Food Justice Intern  Summer of 2019 was one of our best summers yet. Our workdays were filled with harvesting, weeding, and planting but the best part of it all was having the ability to meet new people and learn a little more about our city’s history.  This summer we had the honor of participating in the Local Food, Local Places seminar. We, as interns, started our day with a workday at Charlottesville High School, where we later held lunch, gave our introductions and talked about the events before us.  Afterwhich, we got on a bus and headed to...

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