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!
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.
If you're still on the fence about attending this year'sannual pig roast we've got just the thing to push you over the edge into delicious piggy bliss! If after running through our handy-dandy flowchart you're guided to our Friday kickoff party, scroll down to check out the amazing local restaurants who we've partnered with to feed the masses!
Browse our Partner Restaurants
The restaurants below have generously donated food for our Friday Pig Roast Kickoff Party. Come by the pig roast after 6 PM to get a taste of these delicious C-ID eateries. You'll definitely want to add them to your list of places to try the next time you're in the neighborhood!
Thank you also to Central Co-Op for your generous food donation.
See you Friday!
Last week, a crew from Seattle Channel's CityStream show came out to the garden to chat with Uncle Bob Santos--the former ED of InterIm CDA and founder of the Danny Woo Community Garden--about our legacy in Chinatown-International District. It couldn't have been a more beautiful day to talk about our communities resiliency and connection to the land.
We cut together the highlights of the garden and Uncle Bob's interview from the 30 minute show for you to enjoy!
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.