Established in 2009 and located at Carriage Town Mission, the garden was founded by Marilyn and Denny Nichols. In 2010, it was renamed the Denny Nichols Memorial Garden, in memorial of Denny Nichols. Prior to the garden, it was a “blank slate” and consisted of weeds. The couple transformed the space as a project for the Master Gardeners program by bringing in compost and clearing out rocks. Today, The Denny Nichols Memorial Garden is growing cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, garlic, onions, herbs, zucchini, cabbage, and a native flower bed. The Master Gardener volunteers make improvements to the garden each year, which consist of a composting station, companion planting, and vertical gardening. It is serviced by volunteers and used for educational and nutritional purposes for residents, women, and children. This year a memorial path was dedicated in August.