Adopt a Wild Ones garden

By Kathy Bildner, Grant Liaison

April, 2015 - Marilyn Chryst helping plant one of our grant gardens

April, 2015 – Marilyn Chryst helping plant one of our grant gardens

Over the last eight years, we have given grants to 23 schools and community gardens. I would like to know how these gardens are doing, and I’d like your help.

I am asking readers to look at this list of locations. If you live near one, it may be easy for you to wander over and have a look. Then you can report back to us. Take a photo, if you’re able.

If you talk to someone there who has questions, someone in our group probably knows the answer. Leave a comment on this blog, call me, or contact a board member.

This is a list of our grant recipients and addresses, and how much money we gave to each.

A young boy in the Ambrose Family Center Pre-school native plant garden

Ambrose Family Center Preschool planting in 2015. We’d love more photos of past Wild Ones grant sites.

2015

  • City Garden Outdoor Learning Center Montessori School*, $500
    1618 Tower Grove Avenue, St. Louis MO 63110
  • McKinley Meadows Community Garden, $300
    2021 Ann Avenue, St. Louis MO 63104
  • Chesterfield Elementary School, $200
    17700 Wild Horse Creek Road, St. Louis MO 63025
  • Campbell Montessori School*, $200
    3880 Shady Springs Lane, St. Louis MO 63301

2014

  • Ambrose Family Center*, $300
    222 West Cedar Avenue, St. Louis MO 63119
  • The Audubon Center at Riverlands After School Program for Conservation, $300
    giving help to 3 schools
  • Blackhurst School
    2000 Elm Street, St. Charles MO  63301
  • Lincoln School
    625 S. Sixth Street, St. Charles MO  63301
  • Oak Hill School
    801 S Spoede Road, St Louis MO 63131
  • Mirowitz Jewish Community School, $500
    348 S. Mason Road, St. Louis MO 63141
  • Dogtown Eco-Village*, $200
    6419 Wise Avenue, St. Louis MO 63139
Dogtown Ecovillage, spring 2015

The Dogtown Ecovillage planting, Spring 2015

2013

  • Berkley Middle School, $200
    8300 Frost Avenue, St. Louis MO 63139
  • Shining Rivers Waldorf School*, $535
    915 North Elm Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63119
  • Immanuel Lutheran School, $370
    115 South Sixth Street, St. Charles MO 63301
  • Crossroads College Preparatory School*, $560
    DeBaliviere Avenue, St. Louis MO  63112

2012

  • The Principia, $600
    13201 Clayton Road, St. Louis MO  63131

2011

  • UMSL Campus Honors Ecology Research Program, $530
    University of Missouri-St. Louis, 63121

2010

  • Nottingham School*, $750
    4915 Donovan Avenue, St. Louis MO  63109

2009

  • Lonedell School, $350
    7466 Highway FF, Lonedell MO  63060

2008

  • Hazelwood West Middle School, $250
    12834 Missouri Bottom Road, Hazelwood MO  63042
  • New City School*, $250
    5209 Waterman Blvd., St. Louis MO   63108

2007

  • All Saints School, $150
    7 McMenamy Road, St. Peters MO  63376
  • Overland Historical Society, $400
    2404 Gass Avenue, Overland MO  63114

Update: As of 6/25/2015, we have 8 schools covered:

  • Diane Oleskevich is covering City Garden Outdoor Learning Center Montessori School, The Nottingham School, and Crossroads College Preparatory School
  • Kate Lovelady is covering the Dogtown-Eco-Village garden
  • Marsha Gebhardt is covering Ambrose Family Center
  • Christina Carroll (new member and teacher of) is covering the Campbell Montessori School in St. Charles
  • Judy Speck is covering New City School
  • Wes Boshart is covering Shining Rivers Waldorf School

Thanks to all above.
Kathy Bildner

7 thoughts on “Adopt a Wild Ones garden

  1. I’m going to New City School on Saturday and will “ask around” and go see the garden there…in August I could visit Nottingham school, City Garden, Crossroads and Dogtown b– but you’ll have to remind me !! too much travel and goings on betwixt hither and yon!!

  2. This is great. We have five gardens covered. We have 18 more. Any takers?

  3. I could do Ambrose Family Center and/or Shining Rivers Waldorf if they are not already covered.

    • Wes, if you can do Shining Rivers Waldorf School that would be wonderful. We have 8 schools covered now:
      – Diane Oleskevich is covering City Garden Outdoor Learning Center Montessori School, The Nottingham School, and Crossroads College Preparatory School
      – Kate Lovelady is covering the Dog-Town-Eco-Village garden
      – Marsha Gebhardt is covering Ambrose Family Center
      – Christina Carroll (new member and teacher of) is covering the Campbell Montessori School in St. Charles
      – Judy Speck is covering New City School

      Thanks to all above.
      Kathy Bildner

  4. Good news!
    We have awarded another grant, this time to a community garden.
    Ville Family Garden in North city is adding native plants to their vegetable beds.
    Our Wild Ones member Mark O’Bryan will photo this garden for us.
    Other good news. Beth Skelton has agreed to photo the Lonedell school garden and the Overland Historical society garden. Sue Leahy has agreed to photo the Berkley Middle School. Fran Glass sent me photos of the UMSL garden.
    Wes Boshart is going to cover Shining Rivers Waldorf school.
    23 locations-13 are covered. We are making progress.

    • We have two more volunteers to photo two more gardens.
      Nancy Shayer is going to photo the Mirowitz garden and Lany Clough is going to photograph the Principia School garden.
      We have fifteen covered, eight left.
      Two of the remaining eight are new (McKinley Meadows and Chesterfield elementary), four are in the St. Charles, St. Peters area and the other two are Oak Hill School in 63131 and Hazelwood West MIddle School in 63042.

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