Metro-East News

June 30, 2014

St. Clair County community gardens grow, thanks to grants

Four existing and five new St. Clair County community gardens recently received grant funding from Get Up & Go, a countywide organization dedicated to improving the health of residents.

Gardens were awarded between $250 and $1,000 in Healthy Community grants, depending on the size and scope of the project, according to a news release from Cheryl Singsank.

New gardens were funded at:

* St. John United Church of Christ in Fairview Heights;

* Leu Civic Center in Mascoutah;

* Smithton Community Garden;

* Community Performance Ensemble at Old Morrison School in East St. Louis; and

* Henry Raab Elementary School in Belleville.

Existing gardens were funded at:

* Lebanon Garden Club;

* Westminster Presbyterian Church in Belleville;

* O'Fallon Garden Club; and

* Zion Lutheran Church and school in Belleville.

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