Get Up & Go! is once again offering Healthy Community grants of up to $1000 to fund new and existing  community gardens in St. Clair County. Schools, neighborhoods, municipalities, churches, or other organizations are encouraged to apply for the grants. New organizations or groups made up of at least four households may also apply. If you would like to support the Get Up & Go! organization, please consider becoming a member.

Read about the 2014 Garden Grants Awards adobe

Garden Grant Recipient O'Fallon Garden Club

Read the 2015 Press Release adobe

Download the Informational Meeting Flyer adobe

Download the 2015 Garden Grant Application adobe

Please plan on attending one of the following informational meetings presented by master gardeners and other experts:

March 11, 2015 6:00 p.m
Freeburg Library Meeting Room
407 South Belleville Street
Freeburg, IL 62243

March 17, 2015 6:30 p.m.
Lindenwood University Dixon Banquet Center
(Parking in any lot)
2600 West Main Street
Belleville, IL

March 25, 2015 2:00 p.m.
East Side Health District Administrative Building
(Park behind building)
650 North 20th Street
East St. Louis, IL

Become a Member

Make a difference in your community! Become a member to fund our objectives to improve health in St. Clair County. We have already done many remarkable things but need your help to continue in these efforts.

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Annual membership is $25.

You'll receive the following benefits:

Help our organization thrive
Membership Gift
Happiness from Helping your Community
Listed as Member on our website
Advanced notice of Get Up & Go! Events

Cup Challenge

Particpants who sign up for the Cup Challenge are awarded points for their participation in various walking, running, and biking events.

How much does this cost? Participants pay $10 to be part of the Cup Challenge. Members can sign up at a reduced code of $5.


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Getup & Go! Promotes
School Health!

Get Up & Go in St. Clair County IL Encourages Healthier Youth

Get Up & Go! has been making a difference in promoting healthy activities in schools. Twenty-five schools participated in the We Choose Health initiative. Schools are now including physical components to their school functions and events, have conducted health fairs, implemented staff wellness programs, and incorporated a wide variety of health related activities into their daily routine. Check out what each school accomplished. [Read More]

Community Gardens Receive Funding

Get Up & Go! awarded nine Healthy Community grants to fund new and existing community gardens in St. Clair County. Gardens were awarded between $250 and $1,000 depending on the size and scope of the project.

[Read More]

Garden Grant Recipient O'Fallon Garden Club

Get Up & Go! Biathlon

The 3rd Annual Get Up & Go! Biathlon was held on August 31, 2014. This event was a 5-mile run followed by a 20-mile bicycle race along the relatively flat, peaceful countryside roads of Belleville, Illinois.

 Thanks to the Biathlon Committee for their hard work and dedication! [Read More]

Farmer's Markets in St. Clair CountyFarmer's Market / Food Co-Ops

Local Farmer’s Market and Food Co-ops offer nutritious and fresh produce. Local foods usually have less environmental impact while supporting the local economy at the same time.

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Celebrating Our Earth!

Read the BND April 21 editorial: Important to Invest in Healthy Living" by Davide C. Eustis, President and CEO of Heartlands Conservancy, Mascoutah

Get Up & Go! brings people and organizations in St. Clair County together to build healthy communities. Help us make St. Clair County the healthiest county in America by 2020!

Community Spotlight: The O'Fallon Community Garden

The State Street Community Garden, located at the corner of East State and North Smiley Streets in O’Fallon, is a beautiful example of how healthy living and healthy eating can benefit an entire community. [read more]

Get Up & Go Community

Learn how your community can be a Get Up & Go! Community. Municipalities striving to make healthy choices easy for citizens deserve recognition. Besides, these good works can inspire others to do the same. [Read More]

Get Up & Garden!

We all are always anxious for spring to arrive so that we can get out of the house, chase the winter blues, and enjoy the warm spring sunshine and planting things. However, the early spring fever all too often fades with the greater heat and humidity of summer, and the massive increase in bugs and weeds that bother us and our plants. These bothersome hindrances to gardening, however, can easily be avoided by planting a fall garden. [Read More]