LPNA Community Garden And Wabash Flower Garden End Of Season Wrap Up
- Our Lindenwood Park Neighborhood Association (LPNA) Community Garden is located at 6517-19 Smiley. It’s behind St. Michael Universal Church of Peace, one block from Epiphany of Our Lord Church, near the corner of Leola and Smiley. We have 29 raised beds.
- During this growing season, we cleaned out flowerbeds and replaced the flowers with Missouri perennial flowers purchased from Missouri Wildflowers Nursery. The raised beds designated for flowers included two standard-size raised beds, four small raised beds, and a nearby bed that belongs to one of our community gardeners. We upgraded some of these beds with more substantial wood frames. This effort continues to pay off. We have had a more than satisfying harvest. Even gardeners who did not put out much effort had something to show for the season. Our produce included the usual produce: kale, radishes, beans, onions, lettuce, several varieties of tomatoes, all kinds of peppers, jalapenos, peas, beets, cucumbers, basil, spring mix, arugula, spinach, dill, scallions, strawberries, potatoes, eggplant, and some really pretty flowers. Gardeners had a lot of success with tomatoes this year. Maybe it was all the rain this spring?
- We continue to share our harvest with rabbits and squirrels. The squirrel population sure enjoy the tomatoes.
- The 185 Brightside St. Louis Missouri native perennials planted in the fall of 2018 in the Wabash flower garden located across from 7080 Oleatha 63139 all survived the winter and we are proud to say they are still thriving. We haven’t lost any of them. There’s always work to do. We would love to have you join us in our effort to support Missouri native pollinators, birds, bees, and butterflies.
- To become a community gardener in 2020, our members will continue to pay a small annual fee ($10) for the growing season and accept a document regarding their membership responsibilities, Workload includes maintaining their raised-bed plot and contributing to community garden maintenance. We also encourage them to help keep the church property clean because through St. Michael’s generosity we use this land free of charge. We are a Gateway Greening sponsored community garden, so our members can purchase seeds packets and seedlings at ridiculously low prices and attend free classes at their Bell Garden.
Please come by and visit to watch our gardens grow.