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Mobile Kitchen at Mercer Botanic Gardens Bookmark

Fresh food from Mercer may soon be on your child’s menu! In June 2018, The Mercer Society was awarded a $9,000 United Way Community Building Grant to purchase a Charlie Cart, which is a mobile kitchen specializing in hands-on learning experiences.

Mercer Botanic Gardens Announces New Interim Director Bookmark

Mercer’s under new leadership! As Mercer’s new interim director, Chris Ludwig will focus on improving Mercer’s flood resiliency and carrying out a new master plan at Mercer. “Our master plan will help us grow by identifying the best use of Mercer’s resources,” said Ludwig. “We may not be able to move the gardens, but we can make the inevitable floods less damaging.”

Jones Park Volunteer Feature: Don Roe Bookmark

For more than 26 years, Don Roe has been essential to Jesse Jones Park Volunteers. Starting as a tour guide in 1992, Don’s passion and enthusiasm for the job quickly earned him a promotion as a tour guide coordinator. A history lover with an affinity for nature, Don enjoyed introducing inner-city children to the sights and sounds of nature and demonstrating the lifestyles of early Texas settlers. His enthusiasm was especially beneficial in inspiring others to volunteer.