St. Louis (1 Dec 2016) – Metropolitan Apartments Village Garden in St. Louis, MO. was expanded on 20 Oct 2016 as a result of an award from Gateway Greening. Three double-high raised beds were installed and filled with soil. Additional granted materials included: replacement lumber for older beds, 10 cubic yards of compost, 2 hand tool sets, 2 shovels, 2 garden hoes, 1 wheelbarrow, 2 sprinklers, 2 hard rakes, 2 digging forks, and 2 watering hoses.
Metropolitan Apartments Village Garden has 20 gardeners from the community and as a group, the garden will be able to grow 2300 lbs of produce annually, on average. The produce is for personal use by the gardeners.
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.
The Metropolitan Apartments Village Garden is located at 3111 Franklin Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63106.
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.