Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 14, 2016
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Erin Wood
Gateway Greening
314-588-9600 ext. 104
erin@gatewaygreening.org

Gateway Greening Announces Expansion of International Welcome School Garden

St. Louis (1 Dec 2016) – International Welcome School Garden at the Nahed Chapman New American Preparatory Academy in St. Louis, MO. was expanded on 19 Oct 2016 as a result of an award from Gateway Greening. Two raised beds were installed and filled with soil. Additional materials awarded included: 2 picnic tables, 2 wooden benches, one 3-bin compost system with signage, 2 shovels, 2 hard rakes, 1 wheelbarrow, 1 garden scale, and 1 garden sign.

International Welcome School Garden at the Nahed Chapman New American Preparatory Academy has 3 adult gardeners from the community and with the students, the garden will be able to grow 220 lbs of produce annually, on average. The produce will be informally distributed throughout the community.

“The gardening guidance given from [Gateway Greening’s] expert team of consultants has helped me tremendously as a first year Science Teacher.  We enjoy using the newsletters for wonderful pieces of information that help us respond to our students who come from over 28 different countries.  We are indebted to Gateway Greening for awarding us an Expansion Grant—without such wonderful resources, we would not be able to sustain nor maintain our school-wide gardens.  We thank [them] for [their] generosity!” – Nelver Brooks, Teacher and Garden Leader at Nahed Chapman New American Preparatory Academy.

For 30 years, Gateway Greening has educated and empowered individuals to strengthen their communities through gardening and urban agriculture. Gateway Greening’s Garden Program receives many requests to start or expand community gardens in St. Louis. Projects are selected based on a number of factors including: need, the quality of the garden space, the level of community support, and the thoroughness of the plan for using the garden space. Awarded sites are typically supported with seeds/plants, garden tools, materials (hardscape and landscape), and guidance.

The International Welcome School Garden at the Nahed Chapman New American Preparatory Academy is located at 1530 S. Grand, St. Louis, MO. 63104.

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About Gateway Greening

Gateway Greening is a nonprofit organization that educates and empowers people to strengthen their communities through gardening and urban agriculture. Gateway Greening has been working to provide creative, grassroots solutions to urban problems since 1984. Programs include supporting more than 200 community and youth-focused gardens across the St. Louis area through educational opportunities, garden supplies and technical assistance; and Gateway Greening’s Urban Farm, a 2.5-acre farm in downtown St. Louis that provides therapeutic horticulture and a jobs training program. Visit Gateway Greening at www.gatewaygreening.org. @gatewaygreening.

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