Of special interest to many of our members is our association with the Junior Gardeners of our community, which began in 1964. Since then, we have worked with students at several schools to stimulate their interest in gardening and the environment. The latest project in partnership with Slow Food Miami is the Heritage Garden at Merrick House. This garden will showcase the vegetables and flowers that would have been grown by Althea Merrick for her family. The garden will be used as an education project to interest young people in becoming Junior Gardeners.