Known & Grown exists to help farmers within the St. Louis foodshed spread the word about their practices, their products, and the principles that ground their work.

Known & Grown STL is a project of Missouri Coalition for the Environment, on behalf of the St. Louis Food Policy Coalition.

(314) 727-0600
[email protected]
Image thumbnail

Farm Food Space Farm

Farm Food Space Farm, also known as The Garden Folks, builds community while teaching residents of East St. Louis about growing their own food. 

Kamina Loveless had been farming on the vacant property behind her childhood home for over 12 years. Previously, her father farmed this same land, providing fresh vegetables and eggs to his neighbors for decades. Kamina’s mission is to carry on from where her father left off, and grow fresh clean food for her community.

Read more about Kamina and her mission in this great article from the Belleville News-Democrat.

Visit Our Farm!


3821 Monroe Ave
East St. Louis, IL

Visiting Hours

Call Kamina to schedule a tour!


Shop with us.

Follow the farm on Instagram for info about where to buy their products.

Contact us.

Kamina Loveless
[email protected]


A Look at Our Farm

More About Our Farm

Farm Size

1/2 acre

Conservation Practices

  • Crop rotation
  • Compost
  • No till
  • No synthetic chemicals
  • Integrated pest management

Additional Practices

  • Soil testing
  • Organic seeds
  • Grows own transplants


  • Tomatoes
  • Greens
  • Herbs
  • Okra