Start or Join

Thank you for your interest in starting a garden with Gateway Greening or having your existing community or youth garden project join the Gateway Greening network! Check out what a network garden is and the benefits of joining our network here.


Blades Community Garden Installation 2016

Blades Community Garden Installation, 2016

Please review the general categories listed below and click on the option that best describes your project to find out how your community project can partner with Gateway Greening.

I want to start a Community Garden

Eligibility Checklist:

    • Garden project must be located within St. Louis City or County.
    • Garden project must not be within .25 miles of an existing Gateway Greening garden with capacity for additional members. For a complete list of established gardens, please visit Gateway Greening’s online map of gardens.
    • Youth Gardens must have parent and/or community leadership. Projects led entirely by teachers will not be considered.
    • Preference will be given to groups in historically underserved areas.


Initial steps:

      • Complete Garden Project Interest Form (Below).
      • At least one member must attend a Garden Project Orientation. To view the Garden Project Orientation online, click here. Note that attending a Garden Project Orientation is still necessary, even if you have looked over the presentation in advance.
      • Members must commit to actively participate in completing community development and garden planning activities.
      • Garden project members must collectively complete a total of 15 hours of volunteer service at a neighboring Gateway Greening community or youth garden prior to receiving garden infrastructure or supplies.
      • Members must contribute towards the fundraising plan. Groups are encouraged to maximize and leverage existing resources among their members and broader community.

Want to learn more about starting a community garden with Gateway Greening network? Please fill out the Garden Project Interest Form!

My Community Garden wants to join the Gateway Greening Network of Gardens
      • What is a Gateway Greening Network Garden?
      • If you are an established garden outside of the Gateway Greening network seeking supplies or materials and/or are interested in becoming a Gateway Greening member garden, please follow the instructions for “new” gardens above.

I am an individual looking to join a Gateway Greening Network Garden

Are you new to the neighborhood? Do you want to grow your own food and community at the same time? Looking to make new friends? You’ve come to the right place! Check out our map of gardens to find a Gateway Greening Community Garden near you!

To learn more about a Gateway Greening Network Community Garden, please call the Gateway Greening office at 314-588-9600.

Want to learn more about starting a community garden with Gateway Greening network? Please fill out the Garden Project Interest Form!



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