The former backyard of the Walgreen mansion now serves as an entryway to our Walsh Campus garden. Tucked away from the rest of the Campus grounds and the neighborhood, the gardens are a wonderful place for our girls to spend time outdoors.
On this last stop on our tour, you can see the hidden gem of the Beverly neighborhood: our Walsh Campus Garden. This hidden sanctuary is tended by our girls, who learn to grow the fruits and vegetables that will be later served in our kitchen. The Dawn Brancheau Foundation, who are dedicated supporters of Mercy Home, visit each summer to help our girls tend to their garden, teaching them how to plant and harvest their crops. For many of our children who have never left their urban environment, the garden is a wonderful way to experience the healing power of nature.