Started by a student initiative, the University of Virginia’s Community Garden hopes to be a space for both Charlottesville and the University to learn more about organic gardening. Keeping with the agricultural traditions of the University’s founder, Thomas Jefferson, the garden is a place to foster the growth of community as well as food. The objectives of this garden are as follows:
- To provide a valuable educational resource to UVa students, faculty, and staff;
- To serve as a resource and link to the greater Charlottesville community;
- To model the most economically, socially, and ecologically sustainable farming practices available to us, while preserving an integral part of the landscape and the local economy;
- To provide UVa students, faculty, and staff with the opportunities to work on a farm and to learn the skills needed to produce food, experiencing its joys and challenges; and
- To make UVa a model of organic gardening and sustainability.
If you would like to join the UVA Community Garden volunteer email list for regular updates and volunteer opportunities, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Videos about the UVa Community Garden:
- Fall 2009 Meet the Farmer TV episode (http://meetthefarmer.tv/shows/51)
- 2009 Garden Groundbreaking (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcimXbfyI6E) – created by Michelle Rehme
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