The goals of this garden are to transform a vacant lot into something of greater beauty and purpose, to create opportunities for broader community interest
and engagement in the Merrill Neighborhood, to provide fresh vegetables to our neighbors and to show additional positive change to this challenged area of our community.


This garden is located on the 1300 block of Porter Avenue. It consists of three residential lots that form an L shape.

All produce and flowers produced by this urban garden are free for the surrounding community.

We are always looking for volunteers and visitors! Please contact Garden Manager Kaelyb Lokrantz at if you are interested in helping out! There will be frequent events that we will host for anyone to come and spend some time in our green space.


Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates.