Emmanuel Gamez

“I’ve always had a fascination with plants and when the pandemic started, I got a job with the Chicago Park District working as a floriculture worker planting flowering plants, spreading compost, pulling weeds, and using a lot of different gas-powered equipment.  I really enjoyed working with my hands and being outdoors all day. I hope to eventually start my own tree business, and make a living doing something that I love and keeps me fulfilled. I love plants. And have many different kinds at home. I enjoy the art of bonsai and have a few that I am training at home. I enjoy running. I am from El Salvador and was born there.”