Central Baptist Church Community Garden
The Central Baptist Church Community Garden currently has a successful program of encouraging neighborhood residents to participate in and learn about gardening and healthy eating. Residents who may be at higher risk for health-related and economically related issues, plans to expand their programs next year to include more beds and seating and to increase their yield to provide more food for residents of the 19th Ward. More beds and supplies such as mulch and compost would help them to increase their service to the community.
Central Baptist Church is located at 2842 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103
See attached CBC Garden Diagram/Plan
Rainscaping Project & Street Closure in the Locust Business District
Street closure due to Central Baptist Church's Rainscaping project began Monday, May 3, 2021 and will last approximately 5-weeks.
See attached Neighborhood Notification Plan to mitigate street closures of the 2800 block of Washington Ave between TE Huntley Ave & Leffingwell Ave during construction improvements w/in the public right-of-way (ROW).
Rainscaping reclaims stormwater naturally using simple techniques to manage & filter rainwater where it falls. This can be done through any combination of plantings, water features, catch basins, & permeable pavement. Central's rainscaping project is funded by a grant from MSD and was started several years ago under Central Baptist's former Trustee ministry. The memo dated 02/16/21 and supporting documentation attached, summarizes the project, provides a summary of the work that has been completed so far.