We are auctioning off a pair of tickets to the SOLD OUT St. Louis Peabody Opera House show on 10/04/11. All proceeds from this auction will go directly to our friends at Gateway Greening. More info below. Join the Bidding HERE
The Date: 10/04/11
The Venue: Peabody Opera House (www.peabodyoperahouse.com)
Ticket Location: ORCHESTRA Left Center, ROW H , SEATS 1-2 (see seating chart above for location)
The Charity: Gateway Greening (www.gatewaygreening.org)
Tickets will be left at will call to be picked up on the day of the show. The winning bidder will be contacted directly by Wilco HQ (www.wilcoworld.net) / Tony Margherita Management (www.tmmchi.com)
About Gateway Greening
Our mission is to contribute to neighborhood vitality and stability through community food projects, education and wellness programs, and civic greening.
We accomplish this mission by forming alliances with non-profit organizations, faith based institutions, institutions of higher learning and neighborhood groups to provide resources for citizen-managed open spaces that encourage healthier, safer and more enriched lives.
We provide the resources and knowledge that enable them to develop food producing gardens and landscaped areas on public land. We also work with area schools and institutions of higher learning to bring gardening programs into the classroom; educating children on the wonders of gardening through curriculum assistance, professional development, outdoor programs and other gardening activities.
Gateway Greening History
Gateway Greening, formerly Gateway to Gardening, is a non-profit founded in 1984 by two gutsy women as an all-volunteer organization. The founding mission was to increase sources of affordable fresh food for inner city residents, to address the increasing number of vacant lots attracting undesirable activity in inner city neighborhoods and to provide indoor and outdoor classrooms to schools in threatened neighborhoods.
GTG received their 501c3 status in 1986. As Gateway to Gardening (GTG), the Neighborhood Greening (now Community Gardening) program had an amazing effect on the neighborhoods involved. In 1991, Gateway Greening hired its first staff member, an Executive Director to raise funds for the constantly growing number of gardens. Since then, Gateway has continued to grow hiring its first program staff in 1994.
With so much interest from gardeners and neighborhood groups, GTG partnered with the Missouri Botanical Garden to provide for as many people as possible. In 1997, GTG officially became affiliated with the Missouri Botanical Garden and the name and logo changed to Gateway Greening, Inc.
Along with community and school garden projects, GGI added new programming to reach into the schools and most recently into food security issues and job training creating the City Seeds Urban Farm in 2005.