Say hello to our newest arrival, a John Deere Utility Vehicle. In late November, The Mercer Society received notification that they were the recipients of a grant from the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust for the acquisition of this beautiful utility vehicle. Our previous 12-year old vehicle was struggling before Hurricane Harvey but when Harvey dumped over 8 feet of water on the mechanics, that was the final blow. So, this grant award was truly a welcomed gift. The staff and volunteers are all delighted with the new vehicle and as soon as it was delivered to the NorthSide Growing Compound it did not take much time before our newest volunteer was to put to work preparing for March Mart and the grand reopening of the Gardens on March 17th. Our sincerest appreciation and gratitude to the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust for this lifesaver!