Thursday, July 24, 2008

Gateway Greening Urban Garden Contest 2008

On June 28th Gateway Greening held a Garden Tour of the community gardens they've been involved in. We went on the tour and got to see just a few of the gardens around St. Louis. Our garden was supposed to be the last on the tour but time was running short and we missed the gardens in Soulard as well as our own garden.
When the tour ended at the Missouri Botanical Gardens we were served lunch before the awards Ceremony.
Dr. Peter Raven presented the awards, there were many entries, and all the gardens have done such an amazing job, it was well deserved recognition.
Our very own garden won 1st Place in the New Garden Category.
It was so exciting to be a part of the tour and to receive such on honor from Gateway Greening and the Missouri Botanical Gardens.
As part of the award we were given a very nice black metal bench, various plants, and a reference book for gardening.
We will have pictures up soon of the summer garden growth. Stay tuned!

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