Taking over as co-directors in 2015, Antonio and Paula Acevedo are in charge of Pilsen’s El Paseo Community Garden. Antonio and his family lead the effort to maintain and improve the garden which includes more than 20 vegetable beds, a prairie with native plants, a permaculture site, beekeeping and community classes and gatherings.

Antonio is living the Clark Dietz value of Community: We take great pride that our work will improve the communities in which we live, work and play.

Read more online: Chicago Sun-Times – At El Paseo Community Garden in East Pilsen, neighbors connect with nature, each other and WBEZ Chicago – At El Paseo Community Garden, neighbors connect with nature and each other

photo credit: Maggie Sivit / WBEZ