On Saturday, March 27, members of the Gary Brooks Black Power Community Garden Team including Diana (left) and Steve (right) got the compost, seeds and starter plants ready for the April 3 garden work day.
Steve is the brother of Mr. Gary Brooks who leads the Black Power Blueprint community garden work.
On Saturday, June 20, Black Power Blueprint Economic Development Director Ticharwa Masimba and garden coordinator Gary Brooks led a powerful volunteer day in the outdoor venue and garden. Watch Ticharwa’s overview that opened up the volunteer day
The corner of Alice St. and West Florissant in North St. Louis, once the site of crumbling buildings, is now home to a beautiful blossoming destination—the Gary Brooks Community Garden and outdoor event space.
From vision to reality! Nothing can stop the African working class from doing for ourselves!
Thanks to YOU we are DOING IT!
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The Black Power community garden is looking so beautiful, and Mr. Gary along with his wonderful brother and nephew have been so hard at work preparing the food to grow, and planting a variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and trees.
Just last week they built the bean poles, as Mr. Gary soaked the bean seeds overnight so they would be ready to shoot up and grow around the poles like a vine.
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