Welcome to Preston Community Garden!

Building a greener and stronger East Saint Louis

Preston Community Garden is a 501(c)3 organization based in East Saint Louis, Illinois that focuses on neighborhood cohesion through cultivating.  The garden provides numerous health benefits by access to fresh produce and physical activity. In addition to better nutrition, gardening with others promotes social and mental health.  The Preston Family works hard to create a safe, vibrant, innovative, and fruitful garden for members of all ages. Whether you are in a group or alone looking to meet friends, we welcome you.  Please explore our site to see the beautiful growth happening at Preston Community Garden.

Benefits of the garden
  • Promotes community cohesion and engagement.

  • Increases access to fresh produce that results in greater consumption and healthier lifestyles.

  • Improves mental well-being by reducing stress, providing a source of physical activity, creating a sense of pride and accomplishment.

  • Provides opportunities for skills and workforce training.

  • Beautification of a community.

       Benefits for Children

  • Encourages healthy eating.

  • Gives insight into where food comes from and rewarding to see the results of their labor.

  • Teaches responsibility and patience.

  • A great and fun educational experience. Gardening is a vessel for science, math, decision making, and teamwork. 

  • Promotes self-confidence.

  • Teaches a life skill.


Mailing Address
950 Missouri Avenue #2199
East St. Louis, IL 62201

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Open Daily 8 am to 6 pm


733 North 11th Street

East St. Louis, Illinois 62201


950 Missouri Avenue #2199

East St. Louis, Illinois 62201