ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KSDK) - Thanks to a youth gardening grant, local students will continue to have the opportunity to grow fresh fruits and vegetables and learn about basic agriculture.
The Monsanto Fund awarded $205,000 to Gateway Greening, a St. Louis non-profit that runs programs to educate young people about raising produce and basic principles of production agriculture.
Over the past two years, the Kids Garden Fresh Program, a Gateway Greening partner, has worked towards fulfilling their mission of strengthening communities by starting a total of 31 gardens. This grant will allow for the creation of six new gardens and the expansion of four existing ones.
The hands-on experience teaches several lessons, ranging from math and science to sustainability and agriculture.
NewsChannel 5 intern David Schuman contributed to this report.