Ms. Tran's Story
Meet the newest member of the Danny Woo Community Garden, Ms. Tran & and her husband! Ms. Tran has been on the gardeners wait list--a list that's over 40 people long--for two years. She and her husband have been long-time residents of the Seattle area, since escaping the communist regime in Vietnam by boat in 1985. In the US, Ms. Tran's husband worked as a farm laborer, harvesting rhubarb and berries for many years.
Now in their retirement, Ms. Tran and her husband are delighted to acquire one of the highly sought after plots at the Danny Woo Community Garden, where she plans to grow greens, flowers, and squash. She and her husband haven't had a place to grow food since moving to their small apartment in Chinatown-International District.
The garden is honored to welcome Ms. Tran to the community!
As the largest green space in Chinatown-International District, we are so grateful to be able to connect our elder community to the land and provide a place to grow food, build community, and practice cultural preservation and resiliency. It is the joy that Ms. Tran and her husband exuded upon obtaining a plot and the opportunity to hear their story that reminds us, at the Danny Woo Community Garden, to continue to fight for equity and justice within Chinatown-International District. Our gardeners matter. Our land matters. Our community matters.
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.