It was a whirlwind weekend filled with community, good weather, and a delicious 124 pound pig! With nearly 200 people who came through over the two-day event, the garden was overflowing with love and laughter. In addition to bringing together many of our elder gardeners, the Pig Roast is a unique time for longtime community members to connect and swap stories of the garden and the neighborhood with newbies. Near and far--from just next door, to Bali and Taiwan--this annual tradition always feels more like a family reunion than anything else.
A HUMONGOUS thank you is in order to all the staff, the 30+ volunteers, and the local businesses (see list) who made this year's pig roast such a success. Thank you to Olsen Farms for providing our suckling pork year after year, to Tai Tung Restaurant for keep our piggy fresh, to International District Emergency Center (IDEC) for always watching over our community, to SCIPDA and Legacy House for supporting the Pig Roast each year, especially with DragonFest on your plate, to Seattle Tilth for keeping an eye on our waste systems, to WILD Youth for spinning the pig through the night, and to Phil Eidenberg-Noppe for your master photography skills. An extra special shout out to Bill, Marcus, Jeff, Marvin, Annie, Sue, and Dickie for the years of support and wisdom you bring to the pig roast.
And with that, we bid the 41st Annual Pig Roast farewell! We hope to see you all at number forty-two in 2017! In the meantime...stay tuned for a special fundraiser in the garden this fall!
All photo by Phil Eidenberg-Noppe.
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.