City Schoolyard Garden Hosts 3rd Annual Harvest Festival
It's harvest season, which means it's a time to pick the final plants from your garden and celebrate nature's bounty. That's exactly what some Charlottesville students are doing, and they're inviting the entire town to their harvest party.
The City Schoolyard Garden at Buford Middle School is hosting their third Harvest Festival Friday night. Students will get to show off all the hard work they've put into the garden this season, and some of them will also be showing off their cooking skills.
The City Schoolyard Garden provides an opportunity for students to get their hands dirty, while learning all about how to grow different things. At the end of the season, once everything is picked, they throw a fall Harvest Festival to celebrate.
This year's event will feature soup cook-off by some of the students, an apple cider press, and the usual good music and food.
"We ask so much of the land and the soil and the ground and the plants during the summer, and so harvest time is a time to give back and to give thanks for everything that is given to us," said Emily Axelbaum, the Buford City Schoolyard Garden educator.
The Harvest Festival is Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Buford Middle School. The event is free and open to the public.
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