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We'd like to introduce you to Laura Gatlin! Laura is the steward of the Carondelet Food Patch little orchard in St. Louis, Missouri. This food patch is a community orchard/garden.
Volunteers sustainably and inclusively lead it. They believe that everyone should have access to fresh vegetables and produce. The food grown is available to anyone.
As a nurse and outdoors lover, Laura was inspired by many of the hungry neighbors in her community and felt compelled to do something about it.
The orchard was planted in 2019 and will not be ready for harvest for another two years, but already it is making an impact in her community. “It's not an empty field anymore filled with junk trees. It's a space where people can walk through the trees, learn about them, harvest from them, and go home and make something. And pulling weeds is great stress relief.”
Visit the Carondelet Food Patch page for more information and workday/event days!