You came to our teach-in last December….Now, come to our:
Teach Out! Engaging our Local Food Cycle
AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT AND WORK FOR A LOCAL GARDEN
Coordinated by the Food Justice Project of the Community Alliance for Global Justice
Second Event! UmojaFest Peace Center and the Danny Woo Garden
Saturday, June 27th, 10:00am-5:00pm (Bikers will meet at Cal Anderson Park in Capitol Hill at 9:30am)
JOIN THE GUIDED BIKE RIDE, RIDE THE BUS, OR CAR-POOL!
CAGJ’s Food Justice Project invites our members and others to learn about and build connections with key players in the local food region through monthly visits to farms, community kitchens, and community gardens! The site visits will include hands-on work that is needed by or is appropriate to the sites, opportunities to debrief and reflect at the end of the site visit, and calls to action! Each visit will allow for carpool options and will also feature a bike route guided by a CAGJ member. Through these visits, CAGJ hopes to facilitate a place for the voices of our local food producers to be heard and their knowledge and skills to be recognized and celebrated.
The UmojaFest P.E.A.C.E. Center is a multi-purpose youth centered cultural facility being developed in the heart of Seattle’s historic Central District. While visiting with the UmojaFest Center, we will get a chance to see and hear about their plans for the UmojaFest Memorial P.E.A.C.E. Garden
The memorial peace garden recognizes the toll that violence has taken on our community while promoting harmonious sustainable living and community building through maintaining a neighborhood organic garden. The Danny Woo International District Garden is a special urban park in the heart of downtown Seattle, and the largest green space in the Chinatown/International District. The 1.5-acre garden provides community gardening space, picnic benches, public art, and walking trails. InterIm CDA manages this urban space, coordinating hundreds of volunteers every year to maintain and improve the Danny Woo Garden for everyone to enjoy. The steeply terraced garden, surrounded with the lush greenery of bamboo and trees, is home to more than 100 community garden plots. Here elderly Asian gardeners tend to vegetables rarely seen in the typical grocery store, but which reflect their native lands: bok choy, bittermelon, daikon, and watercress. And younger generations of community gardeners experiment with plum trees, strawberries, beans, and herbs.
**Please note, this visit can only accommodate 25 people, so RSVP’s are required. To RSVP for the Umojafest/Danny Woo visit, or to get more information, please email Teresa at [email protected]. We will send you directions and bike route details before the event, as well as information about what to wear and bring. All activities will be appropriate for children and we can work out disability accommodations if needed.
Stay tuned for future monthly visits planned through November!