We are a family of creative minds and dedication who have a strong desire to improve and provide for the city of East Saint Louis. Meet the incredible people that make Preston Community Garden flourish every day.

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Patrice Preston Rogers

Patrice has a devotion for community service . Her dedication and focus is to ensure that Preston Community Garden is a place that the residents of East St. Louis will be proud to be apart.

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Alanah Preston

Alanah has an extensive education in marketing and project management.  She has innovative ideas to build relationships with donors and organize fundraising events to keep the garden operating.

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Elise Preston Mallory

Elise is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Her lengthy background in business and community service dovetails with the integrity of the Preston Community Garden Core Values. 

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Shawna Beard Kindred

Shawna is extremely dedicated to helping people in the East St. Louis community.  Her extraordinary ability to support and inspire others is bar none.  She is a beacon to the Preston Community Garden Family.

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Allison Preston

Allison has a plethora of knowledge regarding gardening and making delicious foods from scratch.  She is passionate about improved nutrition. Her expertise is a huge benefit to the garden.

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Lea Preston

Lea has built great relationships with churches and youth organizations in the East St. Louis community. She has also assisted with the development of other gardens.  She is a highly valued team member..