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:

  1. To provide a valuable educational resource to UVa students, faculty, and staff;
  2. To serve as a resource and link to the greater Charlottesville community;
  3. 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;
  4. 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
  5. 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 uvacommunitygarden@gmail.com.

Creation of the Garden

Creation of the Garden

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