Last month, the garden welcomed Megan, our new Volunteer Coordinator, to the Danny Woo team! Megan joins us through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps program--a division of AmeriCorps--and has taken on volunteer management for the garden, while also supporting several other community based programs of InterIm CDA.
Megan is a first time Seattleite who relocated from Grand Rapids, MI. She recently graduated from Aquinas College with a bachelor's degree in Sustainable Business. Megan is settling in to the PNW lifestyle quite well by taping into her love of the outdoors, kayaking, and biking. She's having a great time exploring Seattle's vibrant food scene and our extensive network of parks.
What excites Megan most about her new role at InterIm CDA is the opportunity to dive deep into C-ID's history and to be able to work alongside our elder gardeners. She's particularly eager to learn more about our gardeners' traditional growing methods!
Please join us in welcoming Megan to the Danny Woo Community Garden! If you'd like to connect with Megan about volunteer opportunities drop her an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Thursday, we celebrated 41 years of food justice at the Danny Woo Community Garden at our first annual CULTIVATE happy hour benefit. We had an absolute blast turning the garden's outdoor kitchen into a bumpin' party spot, complete with music, fresh flowers from Kamayan Farm, wine, small bites, and forty guests!
The focus of the evening was to celebrate the contributions communities of color have and continue to make to the garden's and Seattle's wider food justice movement. We were lucky enough to feature small bites from Chef Tarik, Food and Sh*t, and Hood Famous Bakeshop, while also creating our own bite using garden grown tomatoes, Essential Baking Co. bread, Beecher's cheese, and That Brown Girl Cooks' hummus! Guests were able to wash these bites down with local wine, DRY Soda, and strawberry water using fruit from the garden.
Check out the photos from the evening! We are so grateful to all those who supported the garden last Thursday and can't wait to see you and more of the community at next year's bigger and better CULTIVATE happy hour!
All photos courtesy of Brenda Luu
Couldn't make it to CULTIVATE?
You can still support our work in food and environmental justice through a donation designated to the Danny Woo Community Garden via InterIm CDA's donation page. You can also become a Friend of the Danny Woo Community Garden to receive updates on future events!
Thank you again to all who joined us at CULTIVATE!
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.