WHO WE ARE
My name is Ana Marquez and I’ve had a passion for gardening as long as I can remember. We
are blessed to have the Chicago Farm Lab as a resource in our community. Being near the
garden gives my husband, Juan and I the opportunity to care for the garden and the many
flowers, plants, and vegetables. For several years, the populated city life gave us little space
and opportunity to establish and maintain a garden. The community garden now gives us the
space to grow a variety of food, teachers and volunteers that share their knowledge and
experience, and the opportunity to share it all with the students and neighbors. We are learning
what it takes to grow successfully, we are beautifying the community, and we are harvesting
healthy foods. We are thankful for the experiences and the people of the Chicago Farm Lab.
Their generosity, support, and hard work makes a positive difference in the community.