“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
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Visit the farm to buy products: 540 N. 6th St East St. Louis, IL
Center Cross Drive, STL MO 63116
1 The Boulevard Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Sundays, May-November 9am–1pm
More about our Farm
- Crop rotation
- No till
- No synthetic chemicals
- Integrated pest management
- Organic seeds
- Leadership and entrepreneurial programs