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City Schoolyard Garden & Charlottesville City Schools announce First Peas to the Table 2017 Winners
by Dan Hennicke | Friday, June 09, 2017 at 10 a.m.
First Peas to Table 2017- Jackson Via Elementary
Dan Hennicke
First Peas to Table 2017- Jackson Via Elementary
City Schoolyard Garden Board Chair Aleen Carey congratulates Jackson-Via Elementary First Grade students.
City Schoolyard Garden Board Chair Aleen Carey congratulates Jackson-Via Elementary First Grade students.
First Grade students at Jackson-Via Elementary applaud the results of this year's First Peas to Table contest.
First Grade students at Jackson-Via Elementary applaud the results of this year's First Peas to Table contest.
A Jackson-Via First Grade student holds the award winning Jefferson Cup.
A Jackson-Via First Grade student holds the award winning Jefferson Cup.
Students admire the First-Place Jefferson Cup
Students admire the First-Place Jefferson Cup
A student takes a handful of freshly grown peas.
A student takes a handful of freshly grown peas.
Peas in hand
Peas in hand
Students celebrate in the Jackson-Via Elementary Schoolyard Garden
Students celebrate in the Jackson-Via Elementary Schoolyard Garden
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First grade students from all six Charlottesville public elementary schools planted English Peas in their gardens this spring. Students measured their peas growth every week, and this year's First Peas to Table competition ended in a tie between Burnley-Moran First Graders and Jackson-Via First Graders who produced the heartiest crops. City Schoolyard Garden Board Chair, Aleen Carey,  awarded students at Jackson-Via Elementary School with a Jefferson Cup in the garden with snack of local sugar snap peas.

About City Schoolyard Garden: City Schoolyard Garden is an independent, non-profit organization that cultivates academic achievement, health, environmental stewardship, and community engagement through garden-based, experiential learning and leadership development. In partnership with Charlottesville City Schools, CSG hosts gardens and garden programming at all six elementary schools, at Buford Middle School and now at Charlottesville High School. To learn more, please visit our website, http://www.cityschoolyardgarden.org or www.facebook.com/CitySchoolyardGarden