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On a recent weeknight at Mathews-Dickey Boys' and Girls' Club, several tables were lined with a host of colorful and delectable foods and beverages — Caesar salad, pesto pizza, Thai chicken lettuce wraps, basil lemonade and kale cheesecake.
These delights were part of a Spring Harvest and literally the fruits — well, veggies, to be more exact — of the labors of students participating in the Green St. Louis Machine, an area program that brings aeroponic gardening into the urban classroom.
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Angie Mueller, a volunteer from Christ Prince of Peace Parish, handed Tony Robertson a tomato plant with an instruction sheet, two strips of cloth to tie up the plant and a bag of fertilizer.
Robertson didn't need the instructions because St. Anthony Food Pantry staff taught him container gardening last year. "It worked out real good," Robertson said. "I got a bunch of tomatoes" -- so many that he gave some to his sister and mother.