St. Louis (April 29, 2016) –Kellogg Park Community Garden in Maplewood, MO has been expanded as a result of an award from Gateway Greening. Six raised beds were installed and filled with soil. An ANOVA bench, 3-bin compost system, a wheelbarrow, and additional signage have also been installed. The Kellogg Park Community Garden was founded in 2015 through at Gateway Greening award.
Kellogg Park Community Park has 10 gardeners from the community and as a group, the garden will be able to grow 480lbs of produce annually, on average. Produce will be used by the growers and informally spread throughout the community.
“Gateway Greening is awesome! They supplied everything we have at our garden. There wouldn’t be a Kellogg Park Community Garden without Gateway Greening. I just had to apply with them and give some volunteer time, and we got all the supplies we need to support 10 gardeners to have their own beds for vegetable gardening. I’m getting to know my neighbors more, and building a more connected community through the garden. Gateway Greening has supported me with the garden the whole way. I don’t just get materials, but I learn a lot every time I volunteer or take workshops. They’re an endless, immensely valuable resource doing a world of good for St. Louis. I’m very grateful for Gateway Greening and all they do!” – Stephanie Usher, 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 Kellogg Park Community Garden is located at 2500 Circle Dr., Maplewood, MO.
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 the Gateway Greening 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.