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Something’s Cooking at Burnley Moran!

Posted by on Jun 20, 2018 in CSG's Gardens, Featured, Sponsors | 0 comments

Something’s Cooking at Burnley Moran!

What an exciting Spring we had at Burnley-Moran! For those who don’t know, Mr. Matt, our previous Garden Coordinator Champion at Burnley-Moran (BME) left his role in January and left very large shoes to be filled for the spring. After a quick scramble we decided, as Program Coordinator, that I would cover the programming at BME for the near future and now, I have no intentions to leave! So, I will be back in the garden starting in the fall with students as we enter into a new exciting school year. This spring was filled with seeds, compost,...

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With your support…

Posted by on Jun 7, 2018 in CSG's Gardens, Featured, Sponsors | 0 comments

With your support…

With your support, CSG provides opportunities for garden discovery and youth leadership for all Charlottesville students—from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Your gift will help us reach our goal of raising $8,000 by June 30. Please give...

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Peas in a Pod here at CSG!

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Featured, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Peas in a Pod here at CSG!

Peas in a Pod here at CSG!

For the past 5 years we have been engaging CCS elementary school students in our version of Thomas Jefferson’s First Peas to the Table Competition. First Peas to the Table is a friendly competition between the City Schoolyard Gardens at each of the six Charlottesville city elementary schools. The competition takes place each spring where students take to the garden to see which school can produce the largest peas. The lesson is a nod to Thomas Jefferson’s similar competition with his contemporaries in the 18th and 19th centuries. In his...

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Prep, Plant, Harvest, Repeat!

Posted by on May 16, 2018 in CSG's Gardens, Featured | Comments Off on Prep, Plant, Harvest, Repeat!

Prep, Plant, Harvest, Repeat!

This time of year is busy busy getting the garden planted and ready for a thriving growing season. We started early and now have harvested our first spring crops at Jackson-Via including radishes. Jackson-Via Elementary students started planting radishes, lettuce, and spinach right around Valentine’s Day – in 2 months we had enough to harvest and distribute at our “farm stand” at the end of one of our sunny spring afternoons. Classes came out during the first full week of May to harvest, wash, and package up all of their...

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May Harvest of the Month–Strawberries!

Posted by on May 11, 2018 in CSG's Gardens, Featured | Comments Off on May Harvest of the Month–Strawberries!

May Harvest of the Month–Strawberries!

We have reached the end of the 2017-2018 school year and we have wrapped up another impactful year of Harvest of the Month. Our final Harvest of the Month crop was STRAWBERRIES! Today we got the answer to the question: “I mean, who doesn’t like Strawberries?” Short answer: NOT VERY MANY PEOPLE! Students in the Elementary schools were greeted yesterday with this clue on the morning announcements: “This Harvest of the Month is a sign of springtime and often the first fruit to ripen. Their soft, red, juicy berry is found close to the...

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Root! Celebration 2018

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Featured, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Root! Celebration 2018

Root! Celebration 2018

On April 12th, City Schoolyard Garden hosted Root! at Jackson-Via Elementary to honor and recognize the contributions of our partners in education and in the community. Those who have gone above and beyond in support of the gardens were awarded Golden Trowels and Golden Beets. The sunny evening, although very blustery, was a beautiful way to spend time showing appreciation for our partners and volunteers in the community. We had music from local artists Travis Elliot and Tucker Rogers that helped set the stage for a relaxing evening ...

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Charlottesville Food Justice Network Launches New Website!

Posted by on Apr 19, 2018 in CSG's Gardens, Featured | Comments Off on Charlottesville Food Justice Network Launches New Website!

Charlottesville Food Justice Network Launches New Website!

Over the past months, partners in Charlottesville Food Justice Network, a program of City Schoolyard Garden, have been working tirelessly to strategize around building a food secure city for all our citizens, as well as create a communication plan to show our work and engage the wider public. We’re pleased to announce that one way our efforts are materializing is with the launch of our new website where you will find resources on our strategy, views, and learning materials such as white papers, equity frameworks, and presentations. Members...

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What has SPRUNG at Johnson!

Posted by on Apr 19, 2018 in CSG's Gardens, Featured | Comments Off on What has SPRUNG at Johnson!

What has SPRUNG at Johnson!

Spring is finally upon us in the Johnson Garden. Early spring in the Johnson Garden has been surprisingly busy. Taking advantage of any warm day, we have spent our time outside getting ready for planting by turning beds and sifting compost, and learning about the natural processes and creatures that help our garden grow. Using our new x4.5 magnifying glasses, we studied worms, centipedes, rolly-pollys and beetle larvae (grubs). Demystifying these creatures is essential to creating serious student gardeners and scientists. On colder days, we...

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Harvest of the Month- Baby Kale

Posted by on Apr 13, 2018 in Featured, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Harvest of the Month- Baby Kale

Harvest of the Month- Baby Kale

What an awesome sign of spring–eating the fresh, tender leaves of a Baby Kale plant! Yesterday marked our 7th Harvest of the Month this school year, this time highlighting Baby Kale grown by Hartland Natural Farms, a student-run farm at the Hartland Institute. Hartland Institute is a Christian missionary college in Madison County, so this Baby Kale was grown, harvested, and eaten by students! Yesterday was a time of experiencing and learning when it came to Harvest of the Month. So far this year, the majority of the crops have been...

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We’re Hiring a Garden Educator for Teens!

Posted by on Apr 6, 2018 in CSG's Gardens, Featured | Comments Off on We’re Hiring a Garden Educator for Teens!

We’re Hiring a Garden Educator for Teens!

Now Hiring! – CSG Garden Educator for Teens City Schoolyard Garden is looking for a motivated candidate to work with youth in the garden as our Garden Educator for Teens starting this summer. This is a dynamic opportunity to build the garden program at Buford Middle School and to direct CSG’s Youth Leadership Program, including our summer teen interns.  The Garden Educator is responsible for maintaining a vibrant, student-run garden and integrating garden-based curriculum ties at Buford Middle School; directing youth leadership...

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