CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Hundreds of families in Charlottesville spent the evening bringing in the fall season. The City Schoolyard Garden hosted the 10th annual Fall Harvest Festival at Buford Middle School.

The free community celebration featured tons of games and activities, food and music. The event gave people the chance to see the bounty of the season and show the hard work students have put into the City Schoolyard Garden.

"Teaching students how to grow food at school and getting students connected that way and since then it has grown to a much larger organization, we have programming at all of the Charlottesville City Schools and all of the garden sites,” said Shannon Gaffey, City Schoolyard Garden.

Students plant and take home all of the food grown in the garden. This helps them learn about the importance of nutrition, composting and the life of a seed.