New City & Rosati Kain students helping others this holiday season

Nicki's Central West End Guide For Children Urban Gardens  The Vino Gallery Rosati-Kain New City School Golden Grocer Arthur Culbert
Photo courtesy of Arthur Culbert
It's taken the village to implement a clever idea to raise funds for 2013's community garden on Waterman, just west of Kingshighway. Arthur Culbert, the "urban farmer" behind the organic garden, has enlisted New City School 4th graders to help plant and tend the garden as part of a curriculum on citizenship. Arthur reported that this year's bumper crop produced more than 1000 pounds of produce that was distributed to clients of the neighborhood's food pantries (Trinity Church on Washington at Euclid, and 2nd Presbyterian Church on Westminster at Taylor).

To raise funds for next year's community garden, New City students harvested their rosemary crop which was then made into vinegar (see photo above). In the spirit of the "it takes a village" theme, The Vino Gallery donated recycled wine bottles for the project, and The Golden Grocer at 335 N. Euclid has agreed to sell the vinegar at cost, $10. And you, generous friends and neighbors, have a chance to do your part by purchasing the rosemary vinegar knowing sale proceeds will benefit the community garden.
Nicki's Central West End Guide For Children Urban Gardens  The Vino Gallery Rosati-Kain New City School Golden Grocer Arthur Culbert
Photo courtesy of Arthur Culbert
The photo of the CWE Farm (community garden) above was taken early Thanksgiving morning.  Alderman Lyda Krewson arranged to have a concrete barrier installed next to the garden for the students' safety since the planting beds border the alley. The barrier was painted by New City's 4th graders.
Nicki's Central West End Guide For Children Urban Gardens  The Vino Gallery Rosati-Kain New City School Golden Grocer Arthur Culbert

And from Rosati-Kain, Communications Director Kathleen Nahm sent photos showing R-K high school students filling 110 stockings with gifts to benefit local
agencies and those in need. Agencies that received stockings included
the Carondelet Community Betterment Federation – Senior Center, St.
Louis Homeless Winter Outreach, and SSM St. Mary’s Health Center’s
Mothers and Newborns Program.  
Nicki's Central West End Guide For Children Urban Gardens  The Vino Gallery Rosati-Kain New City School Golden Grocer Arthur Culbert
Students also collected gifts and funds for the IAG Orphanage in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Thank you Kathleen and Arthur for sending photos and information, and to the students for helping those in need this holiday season.

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