P.O. Box 2185
E. Saint Louis, IL 62202
(618) 489-5021

Get up and Go!

A garden, like children, requires patient labor and attention. Plants and children do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them. -Liberty H. Bailey

Thanks to the hard work of Sr. Beth, our Social Worker/Counselor, Griffin Center is the proud recipient of a Get Up & Go! Grant that supports the children’s efforts to develop vegetable gardens at both our Weathers-Owens and DeShields-Robinson program sites.

Working the soil, organizing the space, planting the seeds, watering, weeding and finally the harvest…what surprises are in store when we learn where our food really comes from! Stop by and see. Hopefully, we will have some produce and some good stories to share.