St. Louis (23 Nov 2016) –Lewis Place Historical Preservation Community Garden in St. Louis, MO was expanded on 23 Nov 2016 as a result of an award from Gateway Greening. Two double-high raised beds were installed and filled with soil. The award also included: 1 picnic table, 1 toolshed, 10 hand pruners, 2 shovels, 1 hard rake, 2 garden hoes, and 2 digging forks.
Lewis Place Historical Preservation Community Garden has 9 gardeners from the community and as a group, the garden will be able to grow 480 lbs of produce annually, on average. The produce will be used by gardeners and also informally given to local residents.
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.
Lewis Place Historical Preservation Community Garden is located at 4503 Lewis Place, St. Louis, MO 63113.
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.