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Community Gardens Receive Funding

Nine Gardens Funded at Churches, Schools, and Neighborhoods

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. Henry Raab Elementary School in Belleville received $250 to assist with planning their new garden.
New gardens were funded at:
  • St. John United Church of Christ in Fairview Heights
  • Leu Civic Center in Mascoutah
  • Smithton Community Garden in Smithton
  • Community Performance Ensemble at Old Morrison School in East St. Louis
  • Henry Raab Elementary School in Belleville
Existing gardens were funded at:
  • Lebanon Garden Club in Lebanon
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church in Belleville
  • O'Fallon Garden Club in O'Fallon
  • Zion Lutheran Church & School in Belleville
Community gardens are essential in healthy communities – they provide access to fresh fruits and vegetables and encourage gardeners to stay active. The gardens’ progress and photos will be posted to through the end of the growing season.

Get Up & Go! is dedicated to promoting the health of all St. Clair County residents by encouraging healthy eating and active living.

If you’d like more information, or to schedule an interview with Cheryl Singsank, Board President, please call her at (618) 960-7377 or email at


Blog Archives

2014 Clean Air Bookmark Contest 2014-05-25     Published 2014-05-25

O'Fallon Community Garden 2013-08-30     Published 2013-08-30

Community Gardens Thrive in St. Clair County 2013-06-17     Published 2013-06-17

Clean Air Bookmark Contest 2013-06-15     Published 2013-06-15

Biggest Loser 2013-03-01     Published 2013-03-01

Belleville City Health Fair 2009-06-01     Published 2009-06-01