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Soil Your Undies Lesson: By Rachel Wilson

August 15, 2019

There is a lot happening in the soil of your garden that you can’t see without using a microscope!  Did you know there are more soil microorganisms in a teaspoon…  Read More



Amaranth: by Cameron Lee

July 29, 2019

Deriving its name from the Greek word amarantos, “one that does not wither” and native to South America and Mesoamerica is the pseudocereal known as Amaranth. A common name that…  Read More



Seven Top Turnips: by Cameron Lee

July 22, 2019

Turnips are a very popular vegetable for both its bulbous root and its spicy, nutritious greens.  Although all turnip greens are edible, there are specific varieties that have been bred…  Read More



Seminole Pumpkin: by Cameron Lee

July 12, 2019

One of the many plants growing in our Demonstration Garden this year is the Seminole pumpkin.  It has grown so well for us that we’ve decided to offer it for…  Read More



Garden Spotlight: Britt Tate and Columbia Elementary

July 3, 2019

Britt Tate is the art teacher at Columbia Elementary and Bryan Hill Elementary.  Columbia Elementary is one of Gateway Greening’s Seed to STEM sites, where GG educator Nick Speed teaches…  Read More



School Garden Spotlight – St. Francis of Assisi

May 24, 2019

Mike Herries and his wife, Paula, are the garden leaders at St. Francis of Assisi parish and school.  As the STREAM Coordinator at the school, Mike is passionate about connecting…  Read More



Youth Garden Spotlight: Girls Inc. Garden and Sheila Irving

May 1, 2019

Girls Inc. is a nonprofit that provides educational and cultural after-school and summer programs in safe environments for girls and encourages them to realize their potential.  They offer after-school and…  Read More



Central Reform Congregation Garden: Growing Food & Community

April 29, 2019

Wendy Bell and Karen Flotte, CRC Co-Garden Goddesses Karen Flotte and Wendy Bell are very involved at the Central Reform Congregation, but their role as “co-garden goddesses” is what they…  Read More



Gateway Michael Carver Garden: Edward Scruggs, Oliver Tindle, and Rosemarie Schelling

March 26, 2019

Gateway Michael Elementary has always had a school garden but in recent years, it has taken on more importance. Edward Scruggs, Oliver Tindle, and Rosemarie Schelling are three teachers that…  Read More



Adams Elementary Spotlight: Albert Sanders and Connie Myers

March 7, 2019

Albert Sanders teaches preschool and the Saturday morning classes at Adams Elementary. In partnership with Connie Myers, from Washington University, Albert leads the school garden, Sun Patch Garden at Adams.…  Read More