The South Merrill Community Garden, located at 7032 S Merrill, is an intergenerational garden group dedicated to facilitating peace in the neighborhood. The garden memorializes Troy Law, a former student of O'Keeffe Elementary School, who died as a result of domestic violence. It also serves as a counterweight and positive influence in a neighborhood that has been impacted by gun-, gang-, and drug-related violence. Through your efforts, you will provide area families with a safe and beautiful oasis, inspire neighbors to take ownership of this beautiful garden space and become active participates in its future upkeep. So, come prepared and dressed to get dirty; old clothes and closed-toe shoes strongly recommended. Depending on the season, volunteers will perform a variety of garden tasks including planting, weeding, watering, and maintaining walkways.
Community work days are typically scheduled on Saturday's from 11A-1P. The South Merrill Community Garden kicks off their gardening season in April and it extends through October.