Sylvester Brown http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Young Entrepreneurs Plant Sweet Potatoes in Missouri Botanical Garden http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/young-entrepreneurs-plant-sweet-potatoes-missouri-botanical-garden <p>Sweet potatoes planted by St. Louis teens now have their own plot in the Missouri Botanical Garden.</p><p>Young members of an effort called the <a href="http://sweetpotatoprojectstl.org/" target="_blank">Sweet Potato Project</a>&nbsp;planted seedlings on Saturday, joined by Garden leaders and other supporters. The project <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sweet-potato-project-seeks-create-community-st-louis-ground">teaches teens from north St. Louis </a>how to grow sweet potatoes sustainably, mainly in vacant lots, and then how to brand and sell sweet potato products.</p> Sat, 31 May 2014 18:46:31 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 36627 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Young Entrepreneurs Plant Sweet Potatoes in Missouri Botanical Garden Sweet Potato Project Seeks To Create Community In St. Louis From The Ground Up http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sweet-potato-project-seeks-create-community-st-louis-ground <p></p><p>Being an entrepreneur takes more than just having what you think is a “good product.” It takes marketing, development, being social, and most importantly, mentorship. And, you have to be willing to build it from the ground up. But where do you start? For Sylvester Brown, you go with something that’s plain and simple: sweet potatoes.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Erin Williams 29496 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sweet Potato Project Seeks To Create Community In St. Louis From The Ground Up