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The first time Anthony Wagner (Tony) really stood out to me was when I asked for a volunteer from the St. Patrick Center therapeutic clients to daily monitor the compost temperature at City Seeds. He was the only one who offered. Up until then, Tony was a bit intimidating, quiet with a serious demeanor. As I led talks on soil, compost and plant biology, he steadily increased his inquiries and seemed genuinely mesmerized at the natural world. Now Tony grins, chuckles and tells me “I definitely didn’t know nothing about dirt, except that they throw it on you when you die." When I remind him of his intense first impression, he describes how in prison - kindness scares you, it only makes you wonder what they’re after. At Gateway Greening, it took a while for him to realize there was genuine concern for him as an individual, no strings attached. In May of 2011, Tony was released after spending 30 years in prison for being wrongfully convicted of a triple murder. His conviction was reversed and he was let go immediately when authorities established the true identity of the killer. Tony had grown up in a culture where you didn’t snitch; he kept his

reputation, but sacrificed three decades. Now 54 years old, he describes how he has changed from a “nut without concern” involved in selling drugs and robberies to “a human being with respect for life." Growing up, “robbing was just something I did in the madness – it was the norm to be around this stuff, seeing people fighting, getting chased…I didn’t know I had a choice." Once the paperwork went through, Tony was released so soon that he did not go through the normal “step down” process, preparing inmates for life outside. He described to me how they literally drove him to the bus stop and that was it. With the majority of his family and friends dead or in jail, he became homeless immediately upon release. After finding St. Patrick Center, his case manager recommended City Seeds. At first he saw it as a financial opportunity, but then thought, “I’m here, I might as well learn about something. [Now], the reason I like doing this planting thing is each time I drop a seed, I apply it to my life." Through these experiences and the people he meets, he takes what they give him, appreciates life and welcomes the new perspective. “I’m happy,” he says calmly. Tony says his growth began when he first heard the call to prayer, and an inmate gave him a copy of the Qur’an when he was 27 years old. Tony kept growing. He graduated from the Shamrock program in the fall of 2011, and was then hired to grow out thousands of seedlings in the GGI hoop houses. His case manager also referred him to the Reflections of the Buddha production at the Pulitzer Center for the Arts, which further encouraged him to ask more questions and become more social. In his newest endeavor, Tony has been hired part-time to maintain the landscaping around the Gateway Greening office and works part-time at a car wash. He likes working with the plants, because “it’s more hands-on, I can focus and work independently." When asked about future goals, Tony expressed a desire for a more stable, long term job –at a place like the botanical garden. When asked to describe Gateway Greening in one word, he says “beautifully great,” chuckles and says “I can’t do it." Tony reflects about how “I thought City Seeds was just City Seeds, I didn’t know about all the gardens and how we provide food to the people with HIV and cancer. I’m respecting that, I like to be a part of that." -Annie Mayrose, Urban Agriculture Manager


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Dan Linck radiates the attitude of someone who is there to get things done, but not at the expense of getting to know you. He presents an earnest effort to understand the situation, and considers why people feel the way they do. In the world of community building and working with people from all walks of life this goes a long, long way. Almost two years ago, I was on a search for my next professional project. After endless hours foraging from an illuminated computer screen, I accepted an Americorps VISTA position at Gateway Greening. Before I began at Gateway Greening, I stumbled upon a St. Louis garden with an intriguing story. I had heard rumors of a local community group

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abruptly saving a historical home in their neighborhood. Thomas Hardy, of Hardy Salt Company, had donated the family home and land to the Normandy School District for educational purposes, and it had been used as a reading clinic, an early childhood center and a food prep facility. Due to the cost of upkeep, in 2006 the school district began to talk about demolition. This seemed interesting, so I continued to investigate. I wanted to know about the people that were there today, so I continued to ask questions. Dan Linck and the Citizens for the Advancement of Normandy (CAN), got wind of the demolition permits, and protested the destruction. The

home was saved and on a chilly Martin Luther King Day in 2009, University of Missouri St. Louis students helped CAN canvas the neighborhood to determine interest in a community garden on the Hardy House grounds. The feedback was extremely positive and Wayside was founded in March of 2009 on this property. When I heard the story, I thought to myself, “these have to be some old-school gardeners to do something that drastic to save a property. I need to meet these people.” Upon my first journey to Normandy, I was met by a warm group of people who looked as if they were at the garden an hour in advance to finish up the work of the previous day. Dan Linck greeted me; he had a neatly trimmed beard, dark framed glasses and was energized in every word he spoke. The next year and a half I would be working with him, the Citizens for the Advancement of Normandy and Wayside Community Garden. I found Dan to be an explicitly driven individual. Balancing a career, non-profit leadership and taking on a community garden is not for idle hands. The vigor and perseverance that Dan emitted is reflected in the garden he has helped develop. Wayside Community Garden is currently one of the largest gardens in St. Louis, supporting close to 80 individuals. This incredible growth has taken place very quickly; Wayside Community Garden was only founded three years ago. It’s no fluke that there has been so much success surrounding the project. Wayside has many incredible individuals who glue and reinforce neighbors, families, the City of Normandy and the surrounding communities. The garden would not be there from one individual's effort. Many have contributed to its success and growth and all of them should be recognized, but today it’s Dan. I am constantly humbled that I get to work with so many driven individuals who are confident in their actions and goals. People like Dan inspire their peers, neighbors and this organization. -Matthew Even, Community Development VISTA


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Blanton Whitmire is more than a Gateway Greening donor, he is our hero. Blanton and his wife Peg were introduced to Gateway Greening in the early 1990’s when former Executive Director Gwene Hayes Stewart visited Peg’s garden club. “Peg was very interested in the Great Perennial Divide,” said Mr. Whitmire. “She didn’t give her plants to anyone, so I knew she was dedicated to Gateway Greening when she agreed to divide her plants and give them to the gardens." Over the years he would accompany his wife to Gateway Greening events and was struck by the many impacts made by community gardens. “I sat and listened first hand to the stories of the community gardeners and saw the many benefits they provided to the neighborhoods of the City.” Mr. Whitmire intuitively knew that the gardens benefited their communities, but thought that Gateway Greening needed to scientifically quantify the impacts in order to be taken seriously by decision makers and funders. “So, I decided to fund a study," he said, and in 2002 the first phase of the Whitmire Study was funded by the Whitmires and completed by the University of Missouri-St. Louis Public Policy Center. “For the first time [we] had [our] own powerful research report to promote and advance our efforts,” said Dennis Woldum, Gateway Greening, Chair Emeritus. Dennis and Kathy Woldum were both introduced to the organization by the Whitmires, adding to the many ways the couple has added value to Gateway Greening. Over the years the Whitmires contributed ideas, funds and support to Gateway Greening and its employees. Mr. Whitmire said, "I was never asked

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to support Gateway Greening or any of the organizations that I have helped. I would watch, listen and then get an idea to give. You need to have good reasons to do things and Gateway Greening gave me good reasons to help. I enjoy garden people and always had fun at the events, especially the Chef ’s in a Garden dinner.” The Whitmires’ generosity doesn’t end with Gateway Greening. At 94, Mr. Whitmire continues to have new ideas to help environmental science causes. His latest passion links the sophisticated science lab that the Whitmires donated to Kirkwood High School, with students and faculty at Joplin High School where he is donating an identical lab. “Their school was devastated by the tornado," said Mr. Whitmire. “The Kirkwood students will go to Joplin and train students on the equipment, then each of the schools will make their labs available to their regions so other schools can benefit.” Prior to Mrs. Whitmire’s death in 2010, Mr. Whitmire established the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at the Shaw Nature Reserve, owned by the Missouri Botanical Garden. The five acre wildflower garden was a birthday gift to his wife. “It is a beautiful place to see over 800 Missouri native plant species in areas appropriate for their needs,” he said. “Blanton continues to support Gateway Greening in small private ways,” said Mr. Woldum. “He doesn’t want attention. He is just looking for ways to contribute to nature and bring people together. He is my hero.” -Michael L. Sorth, Executive Director


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Few lovable men can start a conversation by saying, “And another thing…” but Dave Horton is certainly among them. His gift to gab and his informal demeanor keeps seasoned Bell Garden volunteers connected, and draws new amateur gardeners into the Bell Family. Moreover, Dave’s teaching skills combined with his sincere and unlimited curiosity make him a people magnet. Whether you’re a St. Louis University service learning student of Asian descent, a middle class suburbanite or a long-standing Bell community gardener who grew up in the neighborhood, he’s asking questions about your past and making the personal connections needed to grow that white daikon radish or that stand of turnip greens just for you, just like you had when you were growing up. Dave’s sentimental approach to gardening is undoubtedly tied to his own roots growing up with six siblings on a subsistence farm in rural Douglas County, MO, during the 1940s. It was a poor area, and most folks had to grow their own food to survive. The Hortons had cows, chickens, working horses,

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sheep, pigs and a one-acre garden. All of the children had to help with chores, including the garden, and Dave and his brother were allowed to plant a row of beans to sell in town. “I fell in love with gardening then and it lasts to this day,” Dave says. “I am always amazed at the way the seed splits open and there is the plant. I know that is the reason we are humans. Without that miracle of the seed, we could not feed ourselves and survive.” A bad drought and an industrial accident brought the Hortons to St. Louis in the 1950s. Dave graduated from high school in St. Louis, pursued advanced degrees in mechanical engineering and held several design engineer jobs involving air conditioners, automobiles and even missiles. He ultimately worked for nearly 20 years for the U.S. government as the chief engineer of a 64,000 square foot computer facility before finally retiring. Throughout his stressful career, Dave turned to gardening, where plants never gave him “back talk or unreasonable demands." He describes gardening as a soothing task that works different muscles and

helps relieve some of the aches and pains of sitting in an office all day. “Most of gardening is simple tasks that keep the brain from being overtaxed, too,” he says. “As a result, I always have had vegetables growing wherever I lived.” Dave became a Master Gardener and joined Gateway Greening as a volunteer, building two gardens in the Shaw neighborhood on December 17, 1994—a chilly day with mixed rain and snow. “When we finished building and filling the gardens, we were wet, cold and covered head to toes with mud,” he recalls. “And we were no longer strangers but friends. Instead of diminishing my spirit, I was more determined to help Gateway [Greening]." Dave was then appointed to the Gateway Greening board in 1996 when the organization only had two employees. In 18 years of service, he has watched Gateway Greening grow to include nine employees plus four AmeriCorps VISTAs and has witnessed two moves to bigger and better offices. “In the end, I want to be there to help Gateway [Greening] reach more of their goals,” he says. And we’ll need dedicated “people persons” like Dave as we continue to grow, but take care to stay true to our roots. “I really like people,” he admits. “They are different in many ways, and I really like learning about their origins, their ethnic backgrounds and watching the seeds that I plant turn into edible produce. I believe in the idea that more and more people in the world need to grow as much of their own produce. By working at Bell I believe I am contributing to that idea by educating and demonstrating gardening.” If you want to swap stories with Dave, swing by Bell Garden on a Saturday morning. It won’t be long, and he’ll be starting conversations with his signature, “Did I ever tell you…?” as if you’re lifelong friends. I for one am sincerely glad he’s one of ours. -Hannah Reinhart, Community Development Coordinator


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“I love Gateway Greening” is a phrase I hear often. I hear it from

In life, you never know what seemingly minor occurrence is going to open

funders, partners and clients. I hear it from gardeners, volunteers

you up to a new passion, new people and lots of work. It can also be said that

and government officials. I don’t think any of them mean it. I think

you never know what your friends will get you into. Such is the case of Gate-

what they really love are the people that surround this organization.

way Greening Board Member Loura Gilbert.

Gateway Greening is just a name. The value of who we are and all that we do is found in the people that choose to be a part of our organization. Like the community and education gardens that we support, each of our supporters is different. They come from diverse backgrounds, offer a variety of skills and list different motivations behind their involvement. In return, everyone that puts his or her time, resources or ideas into Gateway Greening takes away a unique gift. The rich rewards differ between personalities, but impact their recipients deeply.

Loura was invited to join the Gateway Greening board in 1998 by her friend and former board member Marvis Meyers. Loura, Marvis and their husbands are close friends who have worked together on many charitable efforts over the years and Marvis thought that Loura’s experience as a veteran banker with Commerce Bank would provide needed financial leadership to the organization. Gateway Greening was a much different organization 14 years ago. “At that time, the only staff was the Executive Director and an assistant”, Loura

Gateway Greening offers something for everyone. We are a voice

said. “Being a Board Member was a hands on job." Board Members set up

in the local food movement. We are advocates for the use of vacant

for the Chefs in the Garden event and cleaned up at the end of the night.

property as gardening and urban agriculture projects. We educate

Serving on the board was a hands-on exercise in volunteerism. “We did what-

children and adults about healthy, fresh vegetables. We are working

ever the organization needed." Loura says that she is glad the event has evolved

on the development of a self sufficient, large, indoor, aquaponic

without loosing it’s unique character but is happy to not be picking up trash.

growing and job training facility that will show the world a different

Loura has been a critical part of the Gateway Greening leadership team.

way to feed our growing population. We are beginning to look like

In addition to serving two years as board chair, Loura has served two-year

a movement. A movement made up of people from all walks of life

terms as chairman elect and treasurer. “Loura has provided leadership when

with shared values and vision.

we needed it most”, said Chair Emeritus, Dennis Woldum. Loura took the

This edition of the Gateway Greening Newsletter focuses on the people that contribute so much to our efforts. The articles you are about to read are snapshots of Gateway Greening as seen through the lens of individuals. These individuals represent hundreds of others, each with a personal view of our mission and work. So, the next time I express my fondness for our organization, you’ll hear me say “I love the people I meet through Gateway Greening”. -Michael L. Sorth Executive Director

job of chairman to a whole new level during the nearly year long period that Gateway Greening was looking for a new executive director. Loura, in many ways served as the acting director by attending meetings and giving much of her time. While Gateway Greening has changed during her tenure, Loura’s enthusiasm for the mission has not. “I love all of our programs, but have a special fondness for our efforts in community gardening. It is the heart of our organization and will remain so as we grow and expand.” -Michael L. Sorth Executive Director


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It’s been a decade since I started working outdoors, and I’ve never looked back. After graduating from college (finally!) in 2001, I started working at an outdoor education center in Ohio, teaching kids about raptors, native plants and taking them on night hikes. This was also my first foray into composting, trudging knee-deep in our three-bin system that received all manner of food scraps. Living in a thousand-acre nature preserve made me feel far away from my Missouri home, walking down pitch-black dirt roads to my quiet farmhouse in the woods. I left there in the summer of 2002 and moved farther east, this time to the Poconos in Pennsylvania. This outdoor education center was tucked even deeper into the woods, filled with dumpster-diving black bears and wild creatures that howled from the trees at night. Somehow I convinced the lunchroom ladies, angry Brooklynites with thick accents, to let me compost the kids' afternoon snacks using a mobile unit I built from two trash cans on wheels. They were upset about the potential smell, but more so about the bears that might want to sneak a snack themselves. It worked, and the kids loved it, although they naturally thought I was a bit weird. I hope the kids there learned how easy it is to keep a few small things from the landfill. From there I wanted something even more wild, so I headed to Wyoming in my beaten-up Cavalier, and began working as a teacher and intern at various federal agencies, including the National Park Service, Forest Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service. At one point I had to wrestle a wild elk to the ground in an attempt to assist a biologist in fitting it with a radio collar.

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Wyoming was great, and I finally got to see some grizzlies and wolves, and spend time in some of the wildest places in the US. After a year there I somehow snagged a job as a field researcher in the Mojave Desert of California, identifying plants and assessing plots for wildfire characteristics. It was hot and dry, and I saw a lot of remote places I wouldn’t have visited otherwise, such as palmchoked canyons and black mountains devoid of vegetation. I got into the University of Minnesota in 2005, and stayed there for three years studying landscape architecture. In between that time, I got to spend three months in Europe and a summer in a New Hampshire garden. I researched cellulosic ethanol and finished my Master’s degree by 2008. I did my capstone project on a crazy idea to build community gardens and an education center at the former Pruitt-Igoe site. A year later, I decided it was finally time to move back home to St. Louis. Since then I’ve been working with community and youth gardens in the city, and teaching and growing all manner of surprising foods. In 2010, I started working at Gateway Greening, and last year married the most wonderful woman in the whole world, Shawla Scott. -Ryan Barker, Community Educator


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6:30-8:00pm at Bell Garden, 3871 Bell Ave. 63108

Free Community Workshop: Fall Garden Planning, 10-11am at Bell Garden, 3871 Bell Ave. 63108 Pints ‘n’ Plants: Rainwater Harvesting, 6:308:00pm at the Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust St. 63103 City Seeds Urban Farm Volunteer Orientation, 8am at the farm, 2200 block of Pine St. 63103 Free Community Workshop: Fall Garden Planning, 10-11am at Bell Garden, 3871 Bell Ave. 63108 Kids Garden Fresh Award Ceremony, 6-7.30pm at Bell Garden, 3871 Bell Ave. 63108 Free Community Workshop: Starting Fall Crops Indoors, 10-11am at Bell Garden, 3871 Bell Ave. 63108

City Seeds Volunteer Orientation, 8am at the farm, 2200 block of Pine St. 63103 Free Community Workshop: Last Chance Fall Garden Planting, 10-11am at Bell Garden, 3871 Bell Ave. 63108 Free Community Workshop: pH Soil Testing, 10-11am at Bell Garden, 3871 Bell Ave. 63108

Free Community Workshop: Fall Cover Crops, 10-11am at Bell Garden, 3871 Bell Ave. 63108 City Seeds Volunteer Orientation, 8am at the farm, 2200 block of Pine St. 63103 Bell Garden Volunteer Orientation, 10am, 3871 Bell Ave. 63108. Free Community Workshop: Harvesting Summer's Crops, 10-11am at Bell Garden, 3871 Bell Ave. 63108

City Seeds Volunteer Orientation, 8am at the farm, 2200 block of Pine St. 63103 Free Community Workshop: Starting Fall Crops Indoors, 10-11am at Bell Garden, 3871 Bell Ave. 63108 Bell Garden Volunteer Orientation, 10am, 3871 Bell Ave. 63108 Free Community Workshop: 24-Hr Fridge Pickling, 10-11am, 3871 Bell Ave. 63108 Pints ‘n’ Plants: Raising Backyard Chickens,

Chefs in a Garden, 6-9pm at the Palladium 1400 Park Place, 63104 Free Community Workshop: Making Your Own Compost, 10-11am at Bell Garden, 3871 Bell Ave. 63108 Pints ‘n’ Plants: Youth in the Garden, 6:308:00pm at Bell Garden, 3871 Bell Ave. 63108 City Seeds Urban Farm Volunteer Orientation, 8am at the farm, 2200 block of Pine St. 63103

Free Community Workshop: Making Your Own Compost, 10-11am, 3871 Bell Ave. 63108 City Seeds Field Day, 9-12pm at the farm, 2200 block of Pine St. 63103 Free Community Workshop: Basic Seed Saving, 10-11am at Bell Garden, 3871 Bell Ave. 63108 Free River City Casino Public Meal and Food Presentation, 11am at Bell Garden, 3871 Bell Ave. 63108

City Seeds Volunteer Orientation, 8am at the farm on the 2200 block of Pine St. 63103 Free Community Workshop: Basic Seed Saving, 10-11am at Bell Garden, 3871 Bell Ave. 63108 Bell Garden Volunteer Orientation, 10am at Bell Garden, 3871 Bell Ave. 63108 Free Community Workshop: Soil Ammendments, 10-11am at Bell Garden, 3871 Bell Ave. 63108 Pints ‘n’ Plants: Missouri's Wild Mushrooms, 6:30-8:00pm at the Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust St. 63103 City Seeds Urban Farm Volunteer Orientation, 8am at the farm on the 2200 block of Pine St. 63103 Harvest Fair, 10-1pm at Bell Garden, 3871 Bell Ave. 63108


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The garden at Lyon-at-Blow Academy continues to grow lush and vibrant even while school’s out for the summer. It’s an early Friday morning, and teacher Tracy McCord has volunteered to come back three days a week to weed and water the many crops that await the students’ arrival this August. She opens the gate, and I follow her along the main entry path lined with flowers and flanked by rows of raised vegetable beds. Beans climb up a trellis, cucumbers vine up another. Purple and green cabbages are plump and ready to harvest, while rows of pepper, tomato and sweet potato plants continue to grow. We discover a plant that neither of us recognize. She finds a little label hiding among all the vegetation. “Oh, eggplant!” she exclaims and continues to water. I am a little jealous of all the kids who get to harvest such a bounty. Two years ago, with Tracy's assistance, her fourth-graders redesigned the original garden and wrote the Gateway Greening expansion grant. Together they earned more raised beds, a butterfly garden, benches, trash cans and a trellis. The kids did most of the planting. “I learn more about our kids, doing these programs,” she says, still amazed by how much they can do if you give them the opportunity. Tracy teaches third through fifth grade as a Classroom Reductions teacher, focusing on Communication Arts and Math. She uses the garden to enable students to “learn the skill instead of the fact.” Abstract concepts like area and volume become tangible as she takes them out to practice measuring the dimen-

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sions of the raised beds. Tracy admits that it hasn’t been easy proving the power of the garden as an engaging learning environment. The demands of tying lessons to state standards and improving MAP (Missouri Assessment Program) test scores understandably overwhelm teachers and discourage them from taking alternative approaches. “How [can teachers] motivate kids to do something that [they feel] they can’t do themselves?" Tracy asks. Fears of kids misbehaving in the garden and just “going outside to play,” take over as well. But if playing means exploring, imagining and asking about anything and everything, those kids are undoubtedly learning. In the garden, Tracy explains, the kids can “smell the dirt, feel connected to something." A bee buzzes by a tomato plant. Tracy spots it and excitedly points out how the kids aren’t wildly running away from this insect anymore. Instead, they calmly observe the bee, now understanding the pollinator's role. For Tracy, it’s not about the test scores; it’s about the children. “I love the children,” she affirms, and “part of me is here with the garden." We come across some fresh cilantro that’s bolted. “Should we pull it out?” she wonders. “Hmm, I’ll have to do some research,” she decides curiously, as one of her students might, and continues to water the garden. -Jessica Choi, Youth Programs VISTA


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Sunday, September 9th, 2012, from 6pm to 9pm Local chefs cook local food to support community gardening, urban agriculture and Gateway Greening. Throughout the night, guests will have the opportunity to taste local cuisine, bid on exciting live and silent auction items, learn more about Gateway Greening’s approach to food issues, and make donations through an interactive giving experience.

Corporate Sponsorship $15,000 Table

Marquee Sponsors – One reserved table of ten, major event recognition, high visibility to prominent members of the St. Louis community, full page program listing and principal website listing. No longer available.

$10,000 Table

Primary Sponsors – One reserved table of ten half page program listing and prominent webpage listing.

$5,000 Table

One reserved table of ten, logo program listing and logo webpage listing.

Individual Sponsorship $1,800 Table

Executive Chef – One reserved table of ten and program sponsorship listing behind the Corporate Sponsors.

$750 4 Tickets

Sous Chef – Four tickets and prominent program listing.

$350 2 Tickets

Foodie – Two tickets and program listing.

$150 1 Ticket

One reserved ticket.

To RSVP please email Theresa Lopez at theresa@gatewaygreening.org or call her at (314) 588-9600 ext. 101.


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GATEWAY GREENING NEW GATEWAY GREENING MEMBERS* Directors Circle Level Dr. Baslyr Rodney Rainmaker Level Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cobaugh Mr. and Mrs. Robert Flynn Mr. Craig Ingraham Dr. and Mrs. James Kimmey Mr. and Mrs. William S. Knowles Mr. Lane Sander Mr. and Mrs. Jim Snider Mr. Mark Toenjes Mr. Stephen Willman and Ms. Colleen Peters Gardener Level Mr. Monte Abbott Ms. Susan Alan Mr. William Anderson Mr. Wake Barber Mr. Perry Bascom Ms. Sully Boyce Mr. Callon and Mrs. Callon Ms. Alice Canavan Ms. Elizabeth S. Clark Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Cliver Ms. Veronica Cook Mr. Lewon Evans Mrs. Luz Maria Evans Mr. and Mrs. Michael Firth Mrs. and Mr. Shannon Grass Ms. William Jenkins Ms. Marilee Keys Ms. Deborah Kovacs Ms. Nancy Kowalczyk Mrs Margaret Langa Ms. Anne Lehman Ms. Molly Loeb Ms. Elizabeth Mahoney Ms. Stephanie Manley Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Martin Mr. William McHagh Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Miller Mr. Jake Roeckle Mrs. Kizzy Schaefer Ms. Amy schafer Ms. Rose Schulte Ms. Amy Seat Dr. Enbal Shacham Ms. Stephanie G. Sigala and Mr. James Rhodes Ms. Jean Stanley Ms. Christine Stavridis Ms. Nancy Suelflow Mr. and Mrs. Mark Todorovich Ms. Maria Torrez Ms. Laurie Veatch Ms. Carole Anne Von Eschen Mr. John Wilson Ms. Rachel Winkler Mr. Jeffrey Wist Ms. Janet Wylie RENEWING MEMBERS Director's Circle Ms. Ann Augustin Mr. and Mrs. James Huettner Mr. and Mrs. Louis Stark Ms. Sarah H. Trulaske Mr. and Mrs. Jim Walker Ms. Carol Wellman Gardener Mrs. Katie Belisle-Iffrig and Mr. Greg Iffrig Ms. Renee Benage Mr. and Mrs. Allen Burns Mrs Florida Cargill Mr. and Mrs. Don Carlson Dr. and Mrs. Leland Carlson City of Jennings Beautification Committe Ms. Katherine Douglass Ms. Janet Eichhorn Mr. and Mrs. Deno Fabbre

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