The Tower Grove East Community Garden recently received an Earth Day in Action grant to construct compost bins and begin composting in the garden this summer. Our hope is to allow garden members and Tower Grove East residents to turn otherwise landfill-bound kitchen scraps into useful humus.

With the help of volunteers from Lutheran North High School, we also were able to finish a small pea gravel patio just outside the garden fence. Stay tuned for a picnic bench to make it’s home there and provide a great spot to enjoy your Barnett’s sandwiches or just take a break from a busy day.

– Becky Gill