Tag: Gateway Greening Youth Programs

Communities Make the Difference!

August 15, 2016

I recently stopped by Shaw VPA to take photos of their awesome stump circle – but wound up taking photos of the garden instead! It may be summer break, but…  Read More

Reflecting on Rigor – Dig It STL

August 2, 2016

Dig It teens are on the home stretch, with only 1 week to go before their summer jobs are over. They have done some HARD physical work, jobs that would…  Read More

Nahed Chapman New American Academy International Garden

July 18, 2016

     The Journey Begins with Us My original questions was…Can we provide refugee students with information that can assist them in overcoming the unique challenges that exist in their classrooms?…  Read More

Building Our Community | Mallinckrodt School Garden

June 7, 2016

Gateway Greening’s primary goal is to promote community development through its various programs and, in my role as a Youth Educator, I get to witness our organization’s mission come to…  Read More


May 31, 2016

At Clay Elementary, the mulberries are falling from the trees like a black and blue rain and the elderflowers are blooming. We harvested cabbage and lettuce on the last day…  Read More

Field Trip Season is in Full Swing!

May 26, 2016

Did you know that Gateway Greening offers field trips to the Demonstration Garden and Gateway Greening Urban Farm? Clay Elementary’s second-grade class did! They recently spent a morning at the…  Read More

Place to Sit

May 24, 2016

    What are school gardens without a place to sit? As a school garden educator, seating is the first thing I tackle when I go into a new school…  Read More

What a Couple of Weeks Looks Like at GG’s School Gardens

May 10, 2016

The last few weeks of school are always full of a flurry of activities. School gardens are not an exception; we feel the squeeze as the students start to count…  Read More

Gardening as an Outdoor Education Option

April 25, 2016

Gardening as an outdoor education option provides students with a purpose for their learning. Early spring, students at Mallinckrodt and Shaw VPA broadcasted lettuce seeds in their garden bed and…  Read More

My Week in a Nutshell

April 12, 2016

Gateway Greening supports many school gardens and as a youth educator I am fortunate enough to be able to work with several different schools. I wanted to share with you…  Read More