Nuestra Herencia: El Paseo's Senior Legacy Project

"Nuestra Herencia” is a Senior Legacy Project that explores histories, gardens, and legacies. This ten-part film series on immigration, growing, and remembering features dear friends and gardeners of El Paseo Community Garden. 
Weaving together ten short documentary films with interviews and footage of life in the garden, each film will feature one senior and their unique story. All films will be subtitled in English and Spanish. In addition to sharing these important stories with the world, we hope to provide an honorarium stipend for participating seniors in gratitude for their time and will be providing them with a flash drive or DVD of the films.
Our project team has begun this work as a labor of love and respect for our fellow members and mentors. Please help us continue this project in 2022 to capture additional legacy stories and compensate our amazing team and seniors.
Please enjoy a sample of what we intend to produce. 
The Team:
-Erin Babbin & Michael Sullivan from On the Real Film
-Yaritza Guillen
-Tamara Becerra Valdez
-Paula Acevedo, co-director El Paseo Community Garden
Omar Ernesto Ramirez Perez
Edith Rodriguez
Though your donation will be earmarked for use only by El Paseo, it will show up on your bank or credit card statement as a charge to NeighborSpace, the nonprofit land trust that protects El Paseo and over 100 other community gardens across Chicago. It is through NeighborSpace's non-profit status and fiscal agency that El Paseo will be able to use your tax-deductible donation.
NeighborSpace is the only nonprofit urban land trust in Chicago that preserves and sustains gardens on behalf of dedicated community groups. We shoulder the responsibilities of property ownership — such as providing basic insurance, access to water, and links to support networks — so that community groups can focus on gardening. NeighborSpace-protected gardens give young and old alike an opportunity to get their hands in the earth and enjoy nature, right in their own neighborhoods.


  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 18 hrs
  • Daisy Morales 
    • $20 
    • 21 hrs
  • Katherine Perryman 
    • $40 
    • 1 d
  • Edith Rodriguez 
    • $20 
    • 3 d
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El Paseo Community Garden 
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Erin Babbin 
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Yaritza Guillen 
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