With all this summer sun comes fruits, veggies, and flowers. Check out some of the great stuff growing in the Fresh Starts Community Garden! Let us know if you’re interested in how you can grow your own food or get involved with the garden!
The North Newstead Association is excited to launch a new partnership with St. Louis YouthBuild as we continue to make improvements to one of our properties in the O’Fallon neighborhood (21st Ward). The talented young people have already been showing off some of the impressive carpentry and construction skills they have been learning.
NNA was happy to host neighborhood association presidents Ms. Lillie Clay of Fairground and Mr. Abdul Abdullah of O’Fallon and their discussion of possible collaborations in the near future. Ms. Conchita Curry of Penrose was unable to attend but will continue to be invited to these types of collaborative meetings. The attendees were joined by Ms. Claire Wolff of the University of Missouri Extension who presented on the Neighborhood Leadership Academy (NLA). The group also discussed some ideas for how to improve community-police relations and how we can work to bring Fairground and O’Fallon residents to the table for action items to improve public safety. Mr. Abdullah also presented on the Boy Scouts Explorers Program that can be a great opportunity for youth in the P-O-F neighborhoods to explore different career paths, receive great skills, and meet different professionals to build up their professional network.
Come join us at the Fresh Starts community garden for delicious food and great company. For more information please check out the flyer below or give us a call!
North Newstead Association board member Ms. Rosie Willis and NNA Executive Director Sal Martinez coordinated volunteer work days in mid July at the Fresh Starts community garden in the Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood. Thank you to the donor of the beautiful new shed–who wishes to remain anonymous–and to all of the volunteers who participated and help support this wonderful green space!
If you’re looking for an attractive affordable apartment, give us a call! We have some great spaces available!
Come join us at the St. Louis Dream Center (4324 Margaretta Ave. St. Louis, MO 63115) for the Life is Good Rally! The rally will run from 10:30am – 12:30pm with Mayor Lyda Krewson, President of the Board of Alderman Lewis Reed, and representatives from the St. Louis Metro Police Department in attendance. Alderpersons Tyus (1st), Bosley (3rd), and Collins-Muhammad (21st), are all invited to speak before we provide lunch between noon and 12:30pm. We’ll have games and treats for children and youth, prize drawings for those who attend, and great opportunities to meet local politicians!
We look forward to seeing you there! See the Life is Good Rally flyer below:
Garden Leader for the Fresh Starts Community Garden Rosie Willis received the 2017 Award for Excellence in Resident Leadership from the Community Builders Network of Metro St. Louis! The Community Builders Network has more information here. Congratulations for the much-deserved award!
We had the pleasure of bringing together the presidents of the O’Fallon, Penrose, and Fairground Neighborhood Associations to discuss how the neighborhoods can work together and improve the quality of life in the area. Real leaders committed to real change!