• Our Lindenwood Park Neighborhood Association (LPNA) Community Garden is growing.  We started with 11 beds in 2012.  There are now 21 beds in 2013.
  • The installation of additional raised beds happened on Saturday, April 6, 2013.  Lindenwood Park Neighborhood Association (LPNA) Community Garden members, new and continuing, as well as LPNA board members Lindsay Alsop, Doug Dick, and Tim Nowell joined together to install beds and move mulch and compost.
  • Gateway Greening had a load of leaf mulch and compost delivered on Friday, April 5th. At 8:30 am on Saturday, James Anderson brought the new 4′ x 10′ x 10′ pre-framed raised beds and tools for installation.
  • They also delivered the remaining items awarded at the Gateway Greening Award Ceremony in February:  one digging fork, one 100′ hose, one 50′ hose, and one gas weed trimmer.
  • On May 3rd our application for Gateway Greening’s Great Perennial Divide awarded us with more perennial flowering plants for our common garden areas.
  • During the season Gateway Greening also awarded us with some very much appreciated surprises:  a picnic table, a “How To” compost signage, and a bench near our corner garden.
  • Gateway Science Academy installed a raised-bed plot in our community garden this season.  It included an impressive trellis which provided support for some Chinese long beans.  Pictures of their seasonal progress as well as the progress of all our members are on a laptop at the back.  We are pleased to say Gateway Science Academy and many of our members will be back for our 2014 season.  Some of our members will be increasing their production in 2014.  They will maintain not just one bed but two.
  • Our members began reporting garden harvest in May and someone even reported harvest in early November.  A total of 483 pounds of fruits, vegetables, and herbs were reported.  They included kale, radishes, beans, onions, lettuce, tomatoes, all kinds of peppers and jalapenos, peas, beets, cucumbers, broccoli, basil, spring mix, zucchini, scallions, okra, cabbage, leeks, eggplant, sweet potatoes, soy beans, and sunflower seeds.  Our biggest production crop was approximately 272 pounds of tomatoes followed by 27 pounds of kale.
  • To become a community gardener in 2014, our members will sign a garden guidelines document regarding their membership responsibilities: maintain their raised-bed plot, contribute to community garden maintenance, pay an annual fee for the growing season (March through October), and do their best to contribute volunteer hours with Gateway Greening.  We would love to have a few more members.  If you would like to join us, please contact Sharon and/or Milton mardelusa03@yahoo.com, skp93stlmo@yahoo.com, 314.647.7160.
  • Please come by and visit.  We are located at 6517-19 Smiley.  It’s behind Mount Tabor United Church of Christ, one block from Epiphany of Our Lord Church, near the corner of Leola and Smiley.