Neighbor to Neighbor: From CWE Farm to Ferguson

Nicki's Central West End Guide Events, Sightings Food and Drink Urban Gardens  Red's Barbecue Nancy Culbert CWE Farm Arthur Culbert

This morning Urban Farmer Arthur Culbert sent the following note and accompanying photos which I am delighted to bring to your attention.

Good morning Nicki. I hope you are well. I wanted to share with you that I was Inspired by Mary Engelbreit's work (see previous post) and I wondered what I could do. Nancy and I decided to miss a week (first in four years) of deliveries to our two food pantries here in the CWE (Trinity and Second Presbyterian Churches) and instead take this beautiful bounty, above, of more than 100 pounds of fresh greens and other vegetables to the residents of Ferguson.

Nicki's Central West End Guide Events, Sightings Food and Drink Urban Gardens  Red's Barbecue Nancy Culbert CWE Farm Arthur Culbert

We connected with Herc, co-owner of Red's Barbecue, in red apron above. Herc was delighted to help with the distribution throughout the day making sure it reached the hands of residents in Ferguson. As Herc said, "It doesn't get any better and that barbecue and fresh greens will put a smile on the faces of many."
Pictured from left are Arthur Culbert, Herc, Arthur & Nancy Culbert's daughter Katie Patton, Nancy, and Shaun, co-owner of Red's Barbecue.
 
I believe that we can all make a difference. Arthur
 
Stop by and see the bountiful CWE Farm located on Waterman a couple of blocks west of Kingshighway. Arthur has done an incredible job of providing fresh produce for the neighborhood food pantries, as mentioned above. His program has become part of the curriculum at the neighborhood's New City School too. Read more about it here and here.

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    Maggie

    August 27, 2014

    This and the below post make me proud to be a CWE-ian, a New City Parent and a St. Louisan. We all walk a hard road…

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