“Our students plant, cultivate, harvest, and sell their own produce in a healthy and environmentally conscious way that teaches social responsibility and vital financial skills all at once.”

East Side Grows is an Urban Agriculture project under Go! International’s youth entrepreneurship program in partnership with the Christian Activity Center in East St. Louis.

From Known & Grown’s Farmer Specialist, Chris Wimmer: “East Side Grows teaches the children about math entrepreneurship and business by having them plan the gardens, sell the crops, and determine how the profits will be spent. Seth is also the founder of Go International whose mission is to create self sustaining communities and local leadership through entrepreneurship, education, and athletics. They are big on showing the kids that they have something to give to the community and larger society so that they empower themselves.”

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540 North 6th Street

East St. Louis, IL 62201

Visiting Hours

Email to schedule an appointment

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Visit the farm to buy products: 540 N. 6th St East St. Louis, IL

Tower Grove Farmers Market

Center Cross Drive, STL MO 63116

Saturdays 8:30am–12:30pm

Boulevard Farmers Market

1 The Boulevard  Richmond Heights,  MO 63117 

Sundays, May-November 9am–1pm

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Seth Hamilton




More about our Farm

Farm Size

25 acres




Conservation Practices

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

Additional Highlights

  • Leadership and entrepreneurial programs