OUR MISSION

South Merrill Community Garden educates and promotes a sacred space for the health and wellbeing of the intergenerational members of our community through gardening, engagement and accessibility to nature’s bounty.

Garden Highlights

  • 360°gardening education and participation: seeding, planting, cultivating and harvesting
  • Community members may harvest as much as they need for their families at $0 cost. South Merrill Community Garden has become a beacon of light in addressing food security within the South Shore Community
  • Children’s Art & Nature Program (ages 2 – 14)
  • Senior Mornings Program
  • Family Program
  • Yoga & Movement Pavilion
  • Vegan cooking demonstrations by local chefs in our outdoor kitchen
  • Handicap Accessible

OUR VISION

We facilitate community engagement by:

  • Progressively teaching cultivation and eco-friendly gardening skills.
  • Serving as a positive role model as a community garden and collaborative partner in the South Shore community.
  • Being a communal compass where all are welcomed and appreciated, promoting healthy eating as we nurture our community through love and nature.

Location:

South Merrill Community Garden
7030 South Merrill Ave.
Chicago, IL 60649

southmerrillcommunity@neighbor-space.org

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

William Hill – Woodlawn Botanical Nature Center
Genesis Cooperative Chicago