Introducing Dig It STL

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School’s out for the summer! What do school garden educators do over the summer, you ask? Well, this year we’re happy to report we’ll be running our pilot youth employment program, Dig It STL! 12 amazing young people, 2 crew leaders, and the education staff will all be working our tails off for 8 weeks, STARTING NEXT WEEK!, for the benefit of our community’s food projects. Dig It youth will be working with school gardens, senior gardens, City Seeds, and Bell Community Garden. They’ll be learning leadership skills, cooking, teaching kids, pulling weeds, getting a crash course in agriculture, and going on field trips, all while earning money (for a lot of them, it’s their first job!). It’s going to be sweaty, dirty, and inspiring. We just can’t wait to get started.

Wanna check it out? Dig It youth will be working at Bell Garden during normal volunteer hours from 9-12 every Saturday for the next 8 weeks. Come on down and get to know the newest additions to the Gateway Greening family.