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Friday, June 11, 2010

ONSL’s 13th St. Community Garden Picked by Gateway Greening to Become a “Hub Garden”

On Wednesday Gateway Greening announced their selection of two community gardens that will receive designation as new “Hub Gardens” - and we’re pleased to report that the 13th Street Community Garden has made the cut and has been selected for this honor. 

The following is the announcement as released by Gateway Greening: 

Contact: Leah Almeling
  Van Leuven Communications
  Phone: 800-520-1834 ext. 3
  E-Mail: leah@vanleuvencommunications.com
Wednesday, June 09, 2010

St. Louis– With the increasing interest in community gardening throughout St. Louis, Gateway Greening is expanding their resource availability by sponsoring two area hub gardens: Wayside Community Garden in Normandy and 13th Street Community Garden in Old North St. Louis.”Never in our 25 year history has the demand for community gardens and garden plots been as high as it is now,” said Gwenne Hayes-Stewart, Gateway Greening executive director. “In order to provide our services as effectively and efficiently as possible, we will be taking advantage of the built-in strengths of these existing community gardens while helping them to expand even further.”

“We’re all very passionate about community gardening and getting healthy food into people’s hands,” said Dan Linck, president of Citizens for the Advancement of Normandy. “This will hopefully play a big role for revitalizing the area.”
The 13th Street Garden grows produce for the North City Farmers’ Market and provides space for local community members to garden as well. The garden, maintained by local volunteers, is located at the corner of 13th and St. Louis Ave. in Old North St. Louis.”Becoming a hub garden will benefit us by allowing more neighbors to access the important tools and resources they need to grow their own food, and so live healthier lives,” said Veronica Holden, 13th Street Garden Coordinator.  “It will also be a place where all the many community gardens in this area can network with each other.”For more information about the recently named hub gardens or for community gardens interested in applying, contact Gateway Greening at 314-588-9600.

The Missouri Foundation for Health is a philanthropic organization whose vision is to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves.
Gateway Greening is a non-profit organization that promotes urban neighborhood vitality and stability, healthy living and quality of life through community food projects, education and wellness programs and civic greening.
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Congratulations to Veronica and all of the 13th Street Garden volunteers!

If you’d like to show your support for the garden, come on out to the North City Farmers’ Market tomorrow (Saturday) - and every Saturday - to purchase some fresh food grown at the garden.

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