Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dig, Alli, Dig!

Do note that my name is going to be spelled correctly in the final release :)




DUTCHTOWN RESIDENTS CONTRIBUTE TO
NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION EFFORTS
WITH NEW COMMUNITYGARDENS

St. Louis, MO - 4/27/2010 - Thanks to the partnership of Alderman 
Shane Cohn, HopeBuild, and the Dutchtown South Community
Corporation, on May 1st residents of the Dutchtown neighborhood 
will welcome two new community gardens into their backyard - 
one on the corner of Virginia and Liberty and the other in 
Amberg Park - with a gathering at 1:00pm and a ceremony at
1:15 pm  at the Virginia and Liberty location.

This effort started in May of 2009, was led by community 
gardeners, and these two new gardens are the products of their 
hard work. Allison Rabbit, a proud Dutchtown resident, explained
that these gardens will energize and have a lasting impact on the 
community, saying, "This will be a draw to younger people who 
are looking to relocate for school or jobs. Not only will the gardens 
benefit our neighborhood, but they may have a larger impact on
the regional economy as well."

The community is thankful for the partnership of Alderman 
Shane Cohn in leading and overseeing the cause and according to 
Bill Schuh of the 25th Ward these gardens not only improve
the neighborhood aesthetically but also  communally,
"I expect it will bring together neighbors for the good of all. 
The future looks bright!"

Indeed, the future does look bright for the residents of the 
25th ward and the surrounding neighborhood because of
these exciting new gardens. This excitement can best be 
summed up by the words of community gardener Steve Jameson,
"I can see the light! Grow tomatoes! Have a bunch of zinnias to 
cut for my wife and neighbors! Get my hands back in the dirt! 
Hallelujah!"

WHEN:  Saturday, May 1, 2010 @ 1:00 p.m. (Rain or Shine!)
WHERE: The Dutchtown Community Commons @ Virginia and Liberty



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Dutchtown South Community Corp. is a community-based not-for-profit development organization which serves the entire Dutchtown neighborhood, along with Mt. Pleasant, Marine Ville, Gravois Park, and others. They strive daily to improve the quality of life and development for the residents within these city neighborhoods.
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 HopeBuild is a non-profit that  focuses on building community and garden spaces. They do so through empowering underserved communities to lead healthy lifestyles and enrich neighborhoods through increased access to fresh foods, urban produce gardens, and nutrition education.




4 comments:

Senora Muertos said...

I can't read it all. The side bar is getting in the way.

Allison said...

Edited for your pleasure, Leash.

Senora Muertos said...

Wonderful!

Elizabeth Frick said...

well, aren't you something! go, girl!