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April on the Urban Farm with Dig It STL

April 18, 2017

The appearance of April on the farm coincides with the mysterious disappearance of sufficient hours in the day. Dig It kicked it into high gear last week, cutting, assembling, and…  Read More



April Showers in School Gardens

April 11, 2017

It has been a rainy April, but the Clay Elementary second graders are still out in the school garden. Rain often keeps students inside, just as the seeds need to…  Read More



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A Semester in Dig It STL Internship Program

April 6, 2017

  This is the first year that Gateway Greening has offered a high school internship program, in addition to our summer teen employment program. Through the internship, local high school…  Read More



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Greening the STL Map Room

March 31, 2017

This week the Gateway Greening staff found a new way to highlight school & community gardens throughout St. Louis City – by teaming up with the STL Map Room project!…  Read More



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Volunteers Spring Cleaning School Gardens

March 28, 2017

Saint Louis Public Schools have spring break next week, so students throughout the district have been tackling big projects in their gardens. Some of the garden projects were simply too…  Read More



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No-Till Proposal by Dig It STL

March 24, 2017

Dig It STL Interns ask: “Why are you tilling the Farm beds?” Since October, Dig It interns Adam and Anna have been hard at work on the Gateway Greening Urban Farm. From…  Read More



Compost Challenge at Mallinckrodt Academy

March 17, 2017

Whether you enjoy a good steak or are a vegetarian, the truth is we all rely on healthy soil in which to grow our food (or our cows food). Simply put,…  Read More



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Weather won’t stop us!

March 11, 2017

What happens when the weather makes it challenging to take class outside and into the school garden? We bring the garden inside to class! Last week Gateway Greening Youth Educator…  Read More



Teacher Spotlight on LaTosha Hayes of Gateway Elementary

February 24, 2017

  Interview with LaTosha Hayes, 4th grade teacher at Gateway Elementary in St. Louis, MO, about how she personally became involved with the school’s garden.   How long have you…  Read More



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Farm Manager Rachel Deffenbaugh says Farewell

February 24, 2017

Gateway Greening Urban Farm Manager Rachel Deffenbaugh, teaching harvesting techniques to City Seeds Therapeutic Job Training ’16 clients. Photo Credit Deer Hart Photography.   Dear Gateway Greening Community,   It…  Read More