City Schoolyard Garden and artist Mary Wolf are creating a garden habitat that Clark Elementary School students will use to tend their schoolyard garden.
City Schoolyard Garden: Eiley Patterson || At City Schoolyard Garden, we have a vision: that young people thrive with the opportunity to engage with nature, to enhance their academic learning through hands-on experience, and to cultivate skills for healthy living. We currently manage gardens at all six Charlottesville public elementary schools, as well as Buford Middle School – encompassing over 8,750 square feet of diverse organic gardens with over 10,000 student interactions each year.
Mary Wolf || Mary has been practicing landscape architecture in both the public and private realm for over 19 years. She earned her MLA from UVA and worked for Deborah Nevins Associates in New York and Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects in Charlottesville before launching her own practice, Mary Williams Wolf Landscape Architects, in January 2013. Mary has led design teams for numerous award-winning projects throughout the country. Notable public urban projects include the Asia Trail at the National Zoo and Citygarden in St. Louis. In addition, she has worked on several major botanic garden projects. Her particular interests and expertise reside in planted form that exploits native plant palettes. All of her work, at every scale – from small garden to master plan – is inspired by the ecological, historical, and cultural contexts of a site resulting in a unique design response to every project.