Every year, thousands of volunteer hours are poured into the garden to make it the thriving community-centered space that its been for over 40 years. From garden stewardship to programmatic support, the Danny Woo Community Garden wouldn't be what it is today without volunteer love, energy, and support!
This summer we have the pleasure of working with a stellar volunteer intern who's blazing trails with our youth programs. AnAn is a graduate student in Multicultural Education who recently moved to Seattle from Taiwan. Her extensive experience with youth, great social justice analysis, and shared identities with the C-ID community has made her an invaluable asset to the Danny Woo Community Garden team.
AnAn signed on earlier this spring to develop and pilot a new food justice curriculum with InterIm CDA's WILD Youth program, which works with high school-aged folks to explore environmental justice in the C-ID and beyond. All summer, AnAn has been co-facilitating dialogues and activities with WILD Youth about oppression, food and identity, food systems, and hunger and homelessness. Her ability to connect with youth on a playful and genuine level is a joy to watch.
Beyond AnAn's youth work, she's also served as a vital bridge for our Mandarin-speaking elder gardeners. She's created a warm and welcoming environment for our gardeners and is breaking down linguistic barriers to garden materials by translating our entire website into Chinese (coming soon!).
We are so grateful to have AnAn as part of the InterIm CDA/Danny Woo Garden family! We absolutely adore you!
The Danny Woo Community Garden is a 1.5 acre edible growing space located in the heart of Seattle's Chinatown/International District. The garden has been a place for elders to grow for over 40 years and is also home to a children's garden, chicken coop, and outdoor kitchen. Visit us at 620 S. Main St., Seattle, WA 98104.