St. Louis (April 29, 2016) –The Greenleaf Garden on Holy Ground in the Central West End is in the process of being improved as a result of an award from Gateway Greening. Three raised beds will be installed to replace existing beds and all beds will receive additional soil. A weight scale and new signage has also been awarded.
The Greenleaf Garden on Holy Ground is primarily supported by the First Unitarian Church of St. Louis and has nine gardeners. As a group, the garden will be able to grow 450lbs of produce annually, on average. Most of the (now 20) beds produce vegetables used at the Trinity Food Pantry. Six beds are set aside for youth education.
“We love Gateway Greening and are thrilled to get another expansion grant and be part of the Gateway Greening gardening community.” Connie Goss, Garden Leader.
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 Greenleaf Garden on Holy Ground is located at 5007 Waterman Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108.
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.