Do you love urban gardening, working with youth, and hands-on education?
The Danny Woo Children's Garden is looking for volunteer garden educators to lead classes and field trips throughout the summer! This is a great opportunity to work in an intergenerational growing space to teach children and youth (ages 5-12 years) about the seed-to-table process through a culturally relevant lens.
We're looking for dynamic garden educators who are eager to dig into the soil, can lead cooking activities, and are able to facilitate youth exploration through positive reinforcement and experiential learning models. Prior experience in garden education is not necessary, as we'll give you the training you need, but we do ask for a folks with a friendly and flexible demeanor. Individuals who share identities with our racially and culturally diverse youth are strongly encouraged to apply! *Background checks are required for all volunteer garden educators.
Children's garden programming will mainly be held on Thursday afternoons, with some Tuesday and Wednesday opportunities.
There's nothing we love more than a bustling garden and boy, has it been buzzing around here! Check out what's growing on at the Danny Woo Community Garden.
Youth from the ACRS Job Readiness Program continued to work alongside our elder gardeners, tending plots and interviewing gardeners for our Tales from the Terrace project.
A Friendly ant scopes out the prospects of this oblong strawberry growing in our Children's Garden.
A young entomologist gets cozy with the Tomato Horn Worms that visited our garden for #BioBlitz2016
The fruits of our volunteers' labors have been, well, FRUITFUL! Our strawberry harvest has been particularly bountiful this spring. Pictured above is a harvest of over 200 strawberries!
Our elder gardeners have been hard at work, tending their plots in preparation for a wonderful (and hot) summer.
We welcomed former garden AmeriCorps member and Master Composter, Lauren, back into the garden to lead a fantastic worm bin 101 workshop for a group of service learners.
City Fruit teamed up with Key Bank for a pest prevention work party and helped bag and net apples and Asian pears around the garden!
Want to see more from the garden?
Pay us a visit to catch all the action in person! Our garden is located at 620 S. Main St., at the intersection of S. Main St. and Maynard Ave. S.
Three months have passed since our new manager, Mei Yook Woo, joined the garden and, somehow, we completely forgot an introduction! So, without further ado, we bring you 3 Fun Facts about the newest member of the Danny Woo Community Garden team.
Mei Yook couldn't be more excited to be working at InterIm CDA with the Danny Woo Community Garden. Her vision is to share the garden's legacy of cultural resiliency, food justice, and tradition with the greater Seattle area, to ensure this historic space continues to be recognized and celebrated as one of the original community garden's in the city.
Make sure you pay the garden a visit and introduce yourself, in person, to Mei Yook (and Kingston)!
P.S. After a bit of digging, we confirmed that Mei Yook Woo and Danny Woo are in no way related. But what a fun coincidence!
The sun is out, the bees are buzzing, and the garden is gearing up for BioBlitz 2016! We couldn't be more excited to be hosting a family-friendly outdoor eco-fair THIS SATURDAY that will be filled with planting activities, tours, stories, crafts, and more.
The event is part of the Wing Luke Museum’s Family Fun Day, which will feature the family film "Maya the Bee", face painting, as well as arts and crafts activities. Admission to the museum is free during the Family Fun Day. Both the Wing Luke Museum and Danny Woo garden are located in the heart of the International District, a dynamic neighborhood filled with numerous eating and shopping opportunities people can enjoy while attending the celebration. Ready to buzz over to #BioBlitz2016?
Here's the Scoop:
Date: Saturday, May 21st from 10 AM - 5 PM
Location: Danny Woo Community Garden, 620 S. Main Street, Seattle, WA 98104
Activities: build a bug house, planting stations, arts and crafts, garden tours, science exploration, and pollinator games!
This event is made possible through a partnership between InterIm CDA, Wing Luke Museum, National Park Services, and US Forest Service.
The garden isn't the only thing that's had lots of love and energy poured into it recently. As daikon and tat soi take root in our freshly turned soil, our virtual space is also looking new and fresh! With the opening of the Wing Luke Museum's Seeds of Change, Roots of Power exhibit that highlights the 41 year legacy of the Danny Woo Community Garden, we also launched our new website and blog!
Dannywoogarden.org is now your go place for all things garden. Make sure to poke around our beautiful new website, which features our rich history, the focus of our current work, and up-to-date events and volunteer opportunities.
And don't forget to LIKE us on Facebook and follow our parent organization, InterIm CDA on Instagram to get the lastest updates.
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.