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Urban Agriculture Collective of Charlottesville

The Urban Agriculture Collective of Charlottesville (UACC) is a grassroots community-led organization that uses urban agriculture as a catalyst for social change. We believe that working together to grow and share healthy food helps cultivate healthy communities. Since 2007, UACC volunteers have contributed nearly 4,000 hours of service to produce over 60,000 pounds of fresh food. Everything we grow is distributed free of charge to those with limited incomes in our community. UACC promotes social equity through collective gardening and produce distribution, connecting urban youth to agriculture, and empowering neighborhood residents to advocate for and improve the health of their communities.

For more information visit their website!

Casa Alma

Casa Alma, Charlottesville’s Catholic Worker community, provides hospitality to low-income families on a sustainable urban farm. On our .6 acres, guest families, resident volunteers and visitors explore simple living, water and energy conservation, and organic gardening. Casa Alma includes a mini-orchard of fruit and nut trees, berry patches, gardens of annual and perennial vegetables, miniature dairy goats, chickens, and honeybees. Founded in 2009, Casa Alma is an all-volunteer, inter-faith community which practices hospitality, hosts times of learning and reflection, and works for justice and peace. All are welcome!

For more information visit their website!

City Schoolyard Garden
at Buford Middle School

City Schoolyard Garden (CSG) is a non-profit organization that provides garden-based activities and academic programming to students in the Charlottesville City Schools.  CSG broke ground in the spring of 2010 at Buford Middle School with its pilot garden project, and in 2012 expanded to maintain and staff gardens at all six CCS elementary schools.  CSG programs engage youth in nature, connect them with the natural world, enhance academic learning, and cultivate the skills for healthy living.  The City Schoolyard Garden at Buford includes a 4,000 sq. ft. garden with over 120 edible and native plant species, a 2,600 gallon rainwater tank, and a 13 ft x 28 ft hoop house.

For more information visit their website!

New Roots Garden at 4th St.

The International Rescue Committee in Charlottesville (IRC) provides resettlement and supplementary services to approximately 200 newly arriving refugees from all over the world each year.  Through the New Roots program, the IRC in Charlottesville supports culturally appropriate food security and aims to aid refugees with acclimation to their new home in the U.S. through nutrition education, gardening opportunities and agricultural micro-enterprise.  The 4th Street Garden broke ground in 2011. With 23 raised beds, it has hosted families from Bhutan, Burma and Burundi and more. Many of the gardeners farmed extensively before resettling in the United States. Some of their favorite crops include mustard greens, Thai chilies, and eggplant.

For more information visit their website or check them out on Facebook!

5th St. Community Garden

The history of this Community Garden dates back to 2011 when Charlottesville Abundant Life Ministries created it for residents and youth interested in growing their own food. Over the course of three years the garden size tripled as more residents of Greenstone on 5th and Prospect joined in. When the garden was threatened by the sale of the property it resided on, the gardeners approached the adjacent property owner who graciously agreed to let them relocate there. The groundbreaking of the new community garden took place April 12th, 2014 and we’ve now entered its inaugural season! There are 18 plots gardened by neighborhood families, most of whom have immigrated to the Charlottesville community. Come by to see exciting crops from Asia, Africa, and Latin America!