"The home gardener is part scientist, part artist, part philosopher, part plowman."
If you are a teacher wishing to reserve a time in the garden for your students, book a speaker to come talk to your class in the garden or at your building, or just get help incorporating garden curriculum into a lesson please contact us by email. We can tell you what will be happening around the time of your planned visit, how your class can get involved, and who might be available to come talk to your class on a range of subjects relevant to your curriculum.
- We need a wide pool of volunteers and a group of garden mentors to help keep the garden going. This youth garden needs parents and teachers to work in time to their kids schedules for them to come experience the garden. If you can bring and watch over a group kids, you will be helping immensely by getting those kids involved and invested in the garden's outcome. Even if you know nothing about gardening, we will happily educate you along side of the kids.
- If you have hands on building skills and would like to take part in the construction part of the garden; we will be assembling trellises, a shed, and bin enclosure to hold leaf mold, active compost, and finished compost. Please get in touch so we can coordinate your involvement on a project.
- If you are an outside group or organization wishing to do community service in our garden, please register with Gateway Greening's volunteer program and request serving at the Pattonville Youth Garden and one of the many other community and youth gardens out there that need your help!
- If you are an individual interested in volunteering or attending a gardening class at the Pattonville Youth Garden please contact Mary Reed, our Pattonville Community Education Coordinator with your information and be notified when a garden class has been scheduled by email or calling (314) 213-8094
Ron Orr, Pattonville Chief Financial Officer