“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.

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3821 Monroe Ave

East St. Louis, IL

Visiting Hours

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Kamina Loveless



More about our Farm

Farm Size

1/2 acres


  • Tomatoes
  • Greens
  • Herbs
  • Okra

Conservation Practices

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

Additional Practices

  • Soil testing
  • Organic seeds
  • Grows own transplants