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Urban Farming In St. Louis: More Than Veggies And Green Spaces

Dat Le and Joe Van Betuw harvest zucchini squash at Gateway Greening's urban farm at 2200 Pine St. in Downtown St. Louis. photo by Ursula Ruhl, Webster-Kirkwood Times.

Dat Le and Joe Van Betuw harvest zucchini squash at Gateway Greening’s urban farm. Photo by Ursula Ruhl, Webster-Kirkwood Times.

A new article from the West End Word newspaper shows how local farming in an urban area can offer more than just veggies to a few families.

Organizations involved with urban gardening in St. Louis, such as Gateway Greening, Global Farms, and the Sweet Potato Project, are providing social enterprise training to the underprivileged, as well as, fresh produce to local schools.

“The program serves the City Garden and Biome charter schools, Lafayette Preparatory School, and also provides after-school snacks for New City School – that’s breakfast, lunch and snacks for around 400 kids a day.”

To read the full story by Brian Ruth, Webster-Kirkwood Times Intern and Webster University Journalism student, CLICK HERE.

 

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