Fresh Starts Community Garden Update!

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!

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Fairground and O’Fallon Collaboration Meeting 7/20/17

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┬áthat 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.

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Fresh Starts Community Garden Update!

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!