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Community Gardens

Enlace works with community leaders to transform empty lots into community gardens. These spaces provide opportunities for healthy food production, safe outdoor recreation, community-based education and community building. They also serve as powerful models for sustainable practices and conservation, and they engage youth and families in environmental education through collaborations with key partners. Gardeners gather weekly throughout the growing season, and each site hosts family-friendly workshops, classes, trainings, volunteer days and celebrations. Garden design and activities are relevant to and respectful of the diverse cultures and traditions of Little Village families, and they promote the preservation of indigenous knowledge and practice.

6062Trees: Sembrando Bajo el Sol Garden

2612 S Trumbull Ave,

Chicago, IL 60623

Mr. Keeler’s Pumpkin Eaters Garden

4172 W 25th St,

Chicago, IL 60623

Our Participants

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Yolisma Orozco // Garden Participant

"Venir a los jardines nos ayuda mucho para sacar nuestro estrés, distraernos, y convivir con las otras personas de la comunidad."