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Danny Woo Community Garden
Last updated on July 8, 2014

The Danny Woo Community Garden was built in 1975 to serve the low-income seniors of Seattle's International District. The garden is an important place where gardeners can socialize, get exercise and raise vegetables that reflect their cultural foods of choice. Additionally, our Children's Garden is a place where youth and elders connect to the land and to each other.

Description:
The Danny Woo International District Community Garden is a special urban park in the heart of downtown Seattle. Located adjacent to the City of Seattle’s Kobe Terrace Park, the Danny Woo Community Garden makes up part of 1.5 acres of the largest green space in Seattle’s Chinatown/International District (C/ID). The steeply terraced garden is comprised of nearly 100 plots, tended by about 70 elderly Asian gardeners. The garden is a place where gardening, food, and culture intersect as many of our elder immigrant gardeners grow crops and flowers with connections to their countries of origin.

The Children's Garden is housed within the larger Danny Woo Garden and used as a sustainable agriculture teaching tool for youth and volunteers. We host a variety of activities, groups, volunteers, and an annual urban farming camp. We strive to be a teaching resource for educators and youth leaders looking to teach youth about sustainable agriculture, nutrition, and their cultural connection to food.

We rely on volunteers and donations to help maintain the garden’s vibrancy and to address basic safety needs like crumbling infrastructure. InterIm CDA has managed the Danny Woo Garden since it began in 1975. InterIm works to maintain the affordability, livability, and character of the International District. We develop community-based revitalization of Seattle's Asian Pacific American community.

History:
For over 40 years, InterIm Community Development Association has been working to help revitalize the Chinatown/International District community in Seattle. InterIm was originally established as the International District Improvement Association, by the International District business community in 1969, in response to the need to address the problems of the Chinatown/International District community.

In 1979, InterIm established InterIm Community Development Association, a 501(c) (3), non-profit community development corporation, to continue working to promote the revitalization of the International District community for the benefit of its low income and minority residents, and small businesses. InterIm has worked to promote revitalization, but without gentrification and displacement, and has been actively involved in issues affecting the broader Asian/Pacific community.

Contact people:

 Volunteer Coordinator, (email)
Rachel Duthler, Program Coordinator, (phone), (email)
Thomas Im, (phone), (email)


Main office number: (206) 624-1802
Office fax number: (206) 624-5859

Address:

 310 Maynard Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104
This location is handicap accessible
(See a map)

Web Site: http://www.interimicda.org

Directions:

 The garden is located at 620 South Main Street. From I-5 South, take the James Street Exit. Continue South on 6th Ave to Main Street. Turn left, the garden entrance is on the left. From I-5 North, take the Dearborn. . . (more)
  Nearest Bus Stop: #7, #14 (5th & Jackson), 5 minute walk

Miscellaneous Information

Liability
Yes
Does your organization welcome court-ordered community service volunteers?
Yes
Does your organization have volunteer positions for youth 12-18?
No
Last updated on July 8, 2014

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