The Green House Venture Growing, Learning and Sharing - to make a better Community and a better World.

Groundbreaking Partnership

The Venture brings Saint Louis University together with four elementary schools, each with its own distinctive mission and character, in a single Urban Education Alliance District.

Hands-On Learning

Kids from Alliance schools will learn to plant, harvest, and cook healthy food in a real-world production facility, one that supplies produce for school-lunches to children in need.

New Ways of Teaching

Fresh thinking occurs when teachers share ideas with other teachers, older kids teach younger ones, and students with hearts for learning are mentored to excel.

Model for Sustainability

Designed to be stingy with electricity and friendly to the environment, the facility will display all its heating, cooling, electrical, and growing systems behind glass.

Strengthened Community

When children from diverse backgrounds grow, cook, and learn together, their families also engage, adding strength and vitality to the web of urban life.

Innovative Urban Agriculture

The growing techniques explored in the facility turn rooftops green, bring fish and plants together in micro-ecosystems, and reclaim grassy roadsides for native Missouri crops.