Mr. Liu's Story
Mr. Liu started planting at the Danny Woo Community Garden 4 years ago. Mr. Liu really enjoys gardening. As a resident of Chinatown/International District, Mr. Liu often visits the garden twice a day whenever he feels bored at home. He is happiest when he is able to harvest from his garden, especially when his beans are ready. Mr. Liu likes spring time the most because it marks the beginning of the growing season.
Mr. Liu started growing at the Danny Woo Community Garden three years ago, through the encouragement of his children. After a series of health ailments, he decided to look for a place to be more physically active in his neighborhood. Working in the garden everyday has been a important part of his journey to restoring his health. Mr. Liu is often in the garden with his wife, who loves to grow alongside him.
This week's story was authored by youth from ACRS's Job Readiness Program who have been working alongside our elder gardens all spring. Youth developed interview questions, conducted interviews with the elder gardeners, and translated their stories into English. This was a special project as part of the intergenerational programming in the garden.
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.