The Samuel Green Sr Community Garden, located at 2421 Cheek Road,will provide a space to address food insecurity and foster a sense of community in the Merrick-Moore Neighborhood. The development of the garden is being facilitated by a grant from the UHaul Mini Grant, and we’re planning to plant our first crop in Spring of 2023.
The Merrick-Moore Community, originally the Millie Estate on the Roane Plantation, runs along Cheek Road which was “Fish Dam Road”. Our community was officially developed by V. F. Pope and H.L. Noell in 1947, with the first Black family to purchase land and build a home in 1940.
Many of the first residents to purchase lots and build were veterans of WWII who were released from the duty of service between 1945 and 1946. There were many families who purchased multiple lots, most being brothers, sisters, parents and others who had come from farms before the war.
Our last two community meetings (October 17th and November 21st) will be held at the Mount Zoar Baptist Church. Join us and have the opportunity to learn more about our organization and ways to get involved.
Opportunity to meet your preserve neighbors, free food and drinks, guided nature walks, and more!
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