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Community Mercantile Education Foundation

The mission of Community Mercantile Education Foundation is to nourish and inspire personal well being, strengthen community connections, and support sustainable, local food systems.

 We fulfill our mission by creating beautiful and productive gardens, developing youth leaders, and using food as a transformative path to health.

 

 

These members of our garden staff are employees of The Merc Co+op. a generous partner of our work in the garden.

These members of our garden staff are employees of The Merc Co+op. a generous partner of our work in the garden.

Board Members

Helen Schnoes - President

Marlin Bates - Vice President

Deb Rake - Secretary

Marianne Wille - Treasurer

Dennis "Boog" Highberger

Judy Paley

Vanessa Sanburn


 

Executive director

Nancy O'Connor

Education and Outreach Director, The Merc Co+op

Jim Lewis

Project Assistant

Garden Assistants

Elise Gard

Freshman, University of Kansas

Alex Gard

Junior, Free State High School

Ruby McClendon

Sophomore, Free State High School

 

Garden Team

 

outreach coordinator

Laura Marsh

 

 
 

Garden Mentors

Taisha Spates

Sophomore, Free State High School

Maggie Li

Sophomore, Free State High School