Community invited to ‘build day’ at Parchester Village garden

Mary "Peace" Head Garden is located at Parchester Park, 900 Williams Dr. in Richmond. (Photo credit: Mayor Tom Butt)

A garden at Parchester Park dedicated to the late Mary “Peace” Head is set for a build day with help from city leaders and community volunteers on Saturday, July 27.

Volunteers are encouraged to come out to the Mary “Peace” Head Memorial Garden at Parchester Park, 900 Williams Dri., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

They will help build and paint a new fence around the garden and plant veggie seedlings courtesy of Annie’s Annuals & Perennials.

The event is a partnership involving Richmond Love Your Block, the Richmond Parks & Landscaping Division, Richmond CA Community Services, Richmond Tool Library and Office of Mayor Tom Butt.

Tools, refreshments, and supplies will be provided to volunteers. You can let organizers know you’re coming on the event’s Facebook page here.

Mary Lee “Peace” Head worked in the Richmond Shipyards during WWII and was so engaged and accomplished in efforts to uplift her local community that she earned the nickname, “Mayor of Parchester.” She died on Thursday, April 13, 2017. More o  her remarkable story here.