Sweet Potato Project 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 Economy & Innovation Rundown: Building Cities And Taking Down Trolls http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/economy-innovation-rundown-building-cities-and-taking-down-trolls <p>We all know that St. Louis is unique in many ways — our passion for baseball; our obsession with bricks; our Arch.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 02:16:01 +0000 Shula Neuman 34681 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Economy & Innovation Rundown: Building Cities And Taking Down Trolls Unloading The Recorder: Erin Williams Shares Her Thoughts After A Year In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/unloading-recorder-erin-williams-shares-her-thoughts-after-year-st-louis <p>For the past year, St. Louis Public Radio producer Erin Williams has covered regional race matters, diversity and culture as part of an inaugural fellowship made possible, in part, by a grant from the Public Policy Research Center.</p><p>Her last day is today, October 18, 2013, and we wish her well as she continues her journalism career.</p><p>Williams' commentary about her one year in St. Louis as well as her conversation with <em>St. Louis on the Air</em> host Don Marsh appear below:</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Erin Williams 30745 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Unloading The Recorder: Erin Williams Shares Her Thoughts After A Year In St. Louis 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