Buford Middle School Garden

The central seating area in Buford’s garden

CSG’s Middle School program includes a 4,000 square foot organic garden and 350 square foot hoophouse at Buford Middle School, which serves all seventh- and eighth-grade students during the school year and community youth and interns during the summer.

During the school year, our full-time Garden Educator hosts two, daily garden aide classes, weekly visits from English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and functional skills classes, weekly workdays for PE students, quarterly units with Family and Consumer Science (FACS) classes, and annual units with science, math, art, and foreign language classes. 

During the summer, our staff hosts youth programming including a Garden-to-Table Camp with the PB&J Kitchen for Parks & Rec Summer Camp and Boys & Girls Club-Cherry Avenue Summer Program, weekly visits from Boys & Girls Club-Southwood and Greenstone on 5th, drop-ins from Region-10 Walker Summer Program, and an internship program for four Charlottesville High School youth supported in part by the Community Attention Youth Internship Program (CAYIP).The Buford garden hosts over 5,500 student visits to the garden and 700 hours of instruction annually. 

For more information on the City Schoolyard Garden at Buford, please contact Shannon Gaffey, Garden Educator for Teens, at shannon@cityschoolyardgarden.org

Thanks to Probe, Inc. who donated their design skill, CSG has a beautiful brochure that describes the Buford Program activities brochure.

Buford Brochure Page 1

Buford Brochure Page 2

Check out our map of the CSG gardens