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