Housed at Mathews-Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ Club, the GSM partners with UMSL’s College of Education and Next Gen Growing to support local schools, educators, and students engaged in curriculum using aeroponic tower garden technology. GSM is inspired and supported by the work of global educator Stephen Ritz, founder of the Green Bronx Machine.
Science curriculum support for the Green St. Louis Machine (GSM) is provided by UMSL’s College of Education. Twice a year, GSM schools and partners come together for a Green Gala and Harvest Fest to make and share healthy food recipes from produce grown in the tower gardens. Parents and community members are invited to attend! Students can participate in GSM activities and experiments during summer camp at Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club. Two, four-week sessions offered in June and July, M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Throughout the school year, GSM educators and their students participate in various activities and experiments related to plant growth and healthy eating.