ST. LOUIS, Mo. – This (September 1, 2016) afternoon, Jason Kander joined Mayor Francis Slay to tour urban agriculture centers in St. Louis to discuss how urban gardens positively contribute to a neighborhood’s economy, promote healthy living and combat food insecurity where residents lack access to healthy, affordable food options. During the visit, Jason and Mayor Slay visited Urban Buds in South City, Urban Food Roof on Convention Plaza and Baden Community Garden in North City.
“Today’s tour was a great opportunity for me to see the rise of urban gardens across the city; the ingenuity and innovation of St. Louisians never ceases to make our city better than before,” St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said. “As Missouri’s next U.S. Senator, I know Jason will work for St. Louis every day. Throughout his career, Jason has stood by Missouri families, fighting for a higher minimum wage, equal pay for equal work and college affordability, and I’m proud to stand with him in his campaign for the Senate.”
“When you consider that farming is the backbone of our state’s economy, it is no surprise to see St. Louis embracing the urban agriculture movement,” Jason Kander said. “Urban gardens offer numerous benefits when they take root in communities. From healthier food options to a stronger economy, the ripple effects of new local food sources are wide and lasting. Mayor Slay’s work in revitalizing the city through multi-purpose green spaces like urban tree farms is just one way we can continue to grow and attract new businesses and talent to our cities. As Senator, I want to see this trend continue across Missouri and will continue to advocate for policies that support and help incentivize such projects.”[vc_row][vc_column]