Garden

Where there are plants, there is peace.

If, through water and sunlight, a seed can become a thriving plant, then through love and patience, a battered soul can be healed. This mantra is the governing principle for our community garden, a space where the inter generational exchange of knowledge nourishes both plants and souls.

Benefits

We believe that any project or program that enhances the ability of people to take control of their own lives and bond over a collective mission is worth striving to accomplish. Our garden, sponsored by Gateway Greening, achieves both of these objectives via multiple routes.

  1. The garden provides the individual with sovereignty from the market. No longer will they be reliant on under-stocked grocery stores and fast food restaurants to obtain their nourishment. Rather, they will eat the literal fruits of their labor.
  2. The garden promotes more healthy lifestyle choices and fosters a greater compassion for the environment. These positive developments will help to encourage sentiments of sustainability that are passed down through generations.
  3. The garden stimulates positive community engagement and provides a forum through which individuals can unite.

Get Involved

Volunteer: If you would like to contribute your time and effort to the maintenance of our garden, please contact noah.offenkrantz@wustl.edu. We will try our best to accommodate your group regardless of group size or affiliation!

Maintain your own bed: We are excited to announce that in the Fall of 2020, the Center will be auctioning off the ability to raise and harvest your own bed of vegetables. To discuss this unique opportunity in further detail, please reach out to our garden manager at noah.offenkrantz@wustl.edu.


Garden Feast

Every Wednesday from May to September, the Center collaborates with EarthDance Organic Farm School to host a free and nutritious meal. Using organic ingredients, we prepare soups, salads, appetizers, and entrees. While our participants feast, we educate them on the health benefits of eating fresh, produce-packed meals. No matter who you are or where you’re from, we encourage you to stop by 2707 North Taylor Avenue from 3-5PM and indulge in some free and colorful delicacies. For more information, friend “Restorative Justice Garden” on Facebook!

Our delicious salad consisting of fresh kale, tomatoes, oranges, cucumbers, carrots, peppers, and almonds (all topped with a vinaigrette dressing).

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