St. Louis (22 Nov 2016) –Sun Patch School Garden in St. Louis, MO was expanded in Spring of 2016 as a result of an award from Gateway Greening. 5 raised beds were installed and filled with soil. Compost was also awarded.
Sun Patch School Garden has 17 adult gardeners and is maintained by the gardeners, students of Adams Elementary School, and by members of the Adams Park Boys and Girls Club during the summer. With their combined efforts, the garden will be able to grow 400lbs of produce annually, on average. The produce will be used by the gardeners and informally given away to the local community.
“The Sun Patch Garden is very grateful for Gateway Greening’s support of our garden. This spring, we found our current gardening site would no longer be available to us. Gateway Greening was very supportive and helpful in finding our new location. They are an invaluable resource, providing not only the materials and soil for our beds but also a wealth of information about gardening from their website, classes and Weekly newsletter. We attribute the success of our garden to the continued support of Gateway Greening.” – Connie Myers, Garden Leader at Sun Patch Garden
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 Sun Patch School Garden is located at 4317 Vista Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110.
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.