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Building capacity to strengthen the health of our community- from the ground up!

Through 2026, we plan to work alongside neighborhood residents and other community partners to build our capacity and greatly expand our garden footprint. This growth means we'll be able to move our important work forward where it's needed most while prioritizing safety, sustainability, and community engagement.

Investment 

 Volunteerism 

 Community 

 EmpowermenT

Our successful Growing Community 2026 project means that will be able to address urgent and ongoing community health and wellness needs through:

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Garden Expansion

With your support, we are moving our work forward in a big way - building our capacity and expanding our garden on St. Louis Ave. to improve the health of even more community members!​

Project Scope

Phase 1:

  • Substantial expansion of our garden into the east and west adjacent lots and into the parking lot, greatly increasing our capacity to produce more food and host more wellness programming

  • Building an outdoor learning space, nature play areas, and butterfly house for education and research

  • Establishing a walking trail throughout the expansion as well as making improvements to the street and sidewalk for additional exercise space

  • Building a multipurpose building with anticipated use across our programming as well as a meeting space for our organization and community partners

Phase 2:

  • Expanding our footprint across St. Louis Avenue including the installation of a safe crosswalk

  • Establishing an open-air market and picnic grove for collaborative community use and enjoyment

Phase 3:

  • Expanding further east and building out the Fit and Food Connection Distribution Center with applications across our programming and a focus on serving the immediate community

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Help Us Grow

Our arms are wide open to the time, talents, and resources shared by our dedicated supporters in our community. Let us know if you'd like to....

- Volunteer!
- Spread the word and connect us to others!
- Make a seed fund gift to get this project rooted in support!
- Make a multi-year pledge to allow us to plan long term!
- Contribute your skills/talents in design, landscaping, real estate, etc!

Join the Project

We'd love to hear more about how you'd like to engage with us on this exciting journey to build capacity and expand our garden on St. Louis Avenue. 

 

Please complete the following brief application form and we'll be in touch shortly!

Make a Gift Today!

 This growth means we'll be able to move our important work forward where it's needed most while prioritizing safety, sustainability, and community engagement.

You are helping to build a healthier St. Louis & we can't thank you enough for your support! 

 
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