After Whole Foods partnered with Seed STL for Chefs in a Garden gala, in 2017, Whole Foods found themselves engrossed in Seed STL’s mission and was inspired to do more to impact food access issues in our community. Whole Foods Market decided Seed STL was the perfect fit for the One Dime at a Time program.
Whole Foods Market offers customers the option to donate $0.10 bag credit to Gateway Greening during the months of April, May, and June. Donations will be provided by Whole Foods Town and Country and Whole Foods Brentwood. Whole Foods has also agreed to provide reusable bags at all upcoming Seed STL workshops and events, through their Better Bags program.
“Seed STL is excited about the partnership with Whole Foods as part of their One Dime at a Time program. Whole Foods have been a partner with Seed STL over the years, and their support is greatly appreciated.” said Matt Schindler, Executive Director of Gateway Greening.
Seed STL, a local nonprofit organization, educates and empowers people to strengthen their communities through gardening and urban agriculture. The support from Whole Foods and the St. Louis community will continue aiding over 200 community and school gardens in the St. Louis region, that can connect people to the land, to their food, and each other. Seed STL will participate in a number of in-store tabling’s and The Whole Foods Kids Club in both Brentwood on May 27th and June 3rd, and Town and Country store on April 28th, May 26th, and June 6th, from 10:00am-1:00pm.
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About Seed STL
Seed STL is a non-profit organization that educates and empowers people to strengthen their communities through gardening and urban agriculture. Seed STL has been working to provide creative, grassroots solutions to urban problems since 1984. Programs include supporting more than 200 community and youth-focused gardens across the St. Louis area through educational opportunities, grants, and technical assistance; founding and providing ongoing material and educational support for community fruit and nut orchards; and Seed to STEM program which assists teachers in creating hands-on lessons in the school garden connected to federal education standards.
For more information on Gateway Greening and its programs visit www.seedstl.org or call 314-588-9600.