St. Louis (1 Dec 2016) –Patrick Henry Downtown Academy School Garden in St. Louis, MO. was expanded on 12 Oct 2016 as a result of an award from Gateway Greening. The garden received: 1 garden scale, 1 garden sign, 200’ of hose, 2 sprinklers, 5 shovels, 4 garden hoes, 2 digging forks, and 2 wheelbarrows.
Patrick Henry Downtown Academy School Garden has 4 adult gardeners from the community and with the students, the garden will be able to grow 400 lbs of produce annually, on average. The produce is informally distributed throughout the community.
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 Patrick Henry Downtown Academy School Garden is located at 1214 N 9th St. Saint 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.