Visiting the GROW Exhibit

A few weeks ago, Adam, Carrie, and I traveled to the St Louis Science Center to visit their new(ish) GROW exhibit, a one-acre agriculture demonstration outside of the museum. We met up with some friends from Gateway Greening, MU Center for Agroforestry and got an exclusive tour of the exhibit with the exhibit’s manager Maddie Earnest.

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Billy Polansky
Groundbreaking Ceremony Scheduled Saturday November 18th!

Phase one construction will begin in early 2018 and is scheduled to be completed by summer of 2018. Features and components in this phase include the storm water detention basin upgrades, utility hookups, the concrete slab for the main market pavilion (called the MU Health Care Pavilion), and the center section of the pavilion, which includes public restrooms.

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Billy Polansky
Igniting Business Blog: Featured Client: Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture (CCUA) & Their Build This Town Campaign

"some businesses sign up for a monthly $20 contribution, which is $1,000 in a 4-year period. A number of naming opportunities are also available that will recognize donors once the park is built. Many of the businesses donors have allocated funds from their marketing budget to support the project. Everyone has a different ability to give, yet each gift is meaningful."

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Billy Polansky
Missouri Foundation for Health: Growing a Successful Opportunity Fund Grant

“They’ve really come at this project very strategically. It’s beyond ‘if you build it they will come.’ They’re connecting with community residents to make this the best facility possible, which gives them a different level of authenticity. Not only that, they have the data to back up what the residents need. Combine all that with a varied group of partners,  each of which is playing a part in making the park a success, I found it really impressive.”

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Billy Polansky