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GIVE THE GIFT OF GROWING FOOD

With our new membership program, we wish for you to engage with Gateway Greening.  While your financial support will allow Gateway Greening to use the power of growing food to continue our work of changing lives and communities, we want to better connect you to the impact of our programs.  Whether it is volunteering, attending an event, or proudly wearing a Gateway Greening t-shirt, we want you to become a part of our mission to educate and empower people to strengthen their communities through gardening and urban agriculture.  Please become a member of Gateway Greening today and help us provide access to local food!
-Matt Schindler
Executive Director

How is Gateway Greening Addressing Food Deserts in St. Louis?

photo-33More than 120,000 individuals in St. Louis are living in a food desert, meaning they have a harder time accessing healthy food because of distance, availability, affordability and/or lack of transportation. Gateway Greening works with communities to build food producing community gardens and helps them sustain and expand their gardens. An average community garden produces over 500 pounds of produce annually. This means that Gateway Greening community gardens are providing St. Louis food deserts with more than 17,000 pounds of healthy, local, and affordable food every year. In order to create a stronger, healthier St. Louis, proper nutrition is essential. Visit our website to see a map of Gateway Greening network gardens.factmc2016
Coming in at 2.5 acres, The Gateway Greening Urban Farm is the largest in a downtown area. Not only does the farm grow food for over 70 families every year, the farm donates food to the homeless, food pantries, and volunteers every week. All together, the farm grows an average of 15,000 pounds of fresh, local and organic produce annually.

 

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

Please note, all membership gifts will be available for pickup at the Gateway Greening office after December 1, 2016. We are located at 2211 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103

 

sunlight

Your support will fund all of the hand tools that one community garden needs to cultivate their plants.

Benefits Include:
    • 3 annual newsletters
    • Gateway Greening sticker
    • Unique Gateway Greening tote bag

rain

Your support will fund 50 lbs of food via a raised garden bed.

Benefits Include:
    • 3 annual newsletters
    • Gateway Greening sticker
    • Unique Gateway Greening tote bag
    • Gateway Greening water bottle
    • Purchase seedlings at cost
    • Discounts on Gateway Greening merchandise

plant

Your support will fund enough vegetable plant starts for an entire community garden.

Benefits Include:
    • 3 annual newsletters
    • Gateway Greening sticker
    • Unique Gateway Greening tote bag
    • Gateway Greening water bottle
    • Purchase seedlings at cost
    • Discounts on Gateway Greening merchandise
    • Gateway Greening T-Shirt
    • 2 tickets to the Community Garden Summit in February

soil

Your support will fund the soil and compost for a 10 plot community garden.

Benefits Include:
    • 3 annual newsletters
    • Gateway Greening sticker
    • Unique Gateway Greening tote bag
    • Gateway Greening water bottle
    • Purchase seedlings at cost
    • Discounts on Gateway Greening merchandise
    • Gateway Greening T-Shirt
    • 2 tickets to the Community Garden Summit in February
    • Special invitations
    • Urban farm community supported agriculture (CSA) discount & priority
    • Recognition in print, online and office

roots

Your support will fund 500 lbs of fresh, healthy, local food via a 10 plot community garden.

Benefits Include:
    • 3 annual newsletters
    • Gateway Greening sticker
    • Unique Gateway Greening tote bag
    • Gateway Greening water bottle
    • Purchase seedlings at cost
    • Discounts on Gateway Greening merchandise
    • Gateway Greening T-Shirt
    • 2 tickets to the Community Garden Summit in February
    • Special invitations
    • Urban farm community supported agriculture (CSA) discount & priority
    • Recognition in print, online and office
    • Special events with Executive Director