St. Louis (23 Nov 2016) – House of Living Stone Community Garden in Webster Groves, MO. was expanded on 17 September 2016 as a result of an award from Gateway Greening. One raised bed was installed and filled with soil. The award also included: replacement lumber for one 4’ x 12’ raised bed, 2 cubic yards soil, 10 cubic yards compost, 1 hard rake, 1 wheelbarrow, and 2 watering hoses.
House of Living Stone Community Garden has 24 gardeners from the community and as a group, the garden will be able to grow 900 lbs of produce annually, on average. The produce will be used by the gardeners and informally distributed throughout the local community.
“Our association with Gateway Greening has helped us with much of the progress of our House of Living Stone Community Garden at the Ministry of Jesus Christ at First Baptist Church of Webster Groves. Gateway Greening has been a blessing to our group and has assisted in our growth starting four years ago. Their efforts to supply materials, classes, seminars, and volunteer groups have been invaluable. The piece-de-resistance has been the elevated ramp installed from the street level to the garden level that has allowed our senior members easier access. We’re almost where we want to be and that would be a peaceful place to witness, meditate, and enjoy the wonders of our Lord.” – Garden Leaders Cornelius G. Davis & Florida Cargill
For 30 years, Gateway Greening has educated and empowered individuals to strengthen their communities through gardening and urban agriculture. Gateway Greening’s Garden Program receives many requests to start or expand community gardens in St. Louis. Projects are selected based on a number of factors including: need, the quality of the garden space, the level of community support, and the thoroughness of the plan for using the garden space. Awarded sites are typically supported with seeds/plants, garden tools, materials (hardscape and landscape), and guidance.
House of Living Stone Community Garden is located at 549 Walker Ave, Webster Groves, MO 63119.
About Gateway Greening
Gateway Greening is a nonprofit organization that educates and empowers people to strengthen their communities through gardening and urban agriculture. Gateway Greening 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, garden supplies and technical assistance; and Gateway Greening’s Urban Farm, a 2.5-acre farm in downtown St. Louis that provides therapeutic horticulture and a jobs training program. Visit Gateway Greening at www.gatewaygreening.org. @gatewaygreening.