In 1975, as the foundation of the Danny Woo Community Garden was being laid, Uncle Bob Santos concocted the brilliant idea to construct a roasting pit in the center of the garden. Prior to building the garden, Uncle Bob would host an annual pig roast for friends, family, and community members in his own backyard. With the new roasting pit now at the Danny Woo Community Garden, InterIm CDA hosted their first Pig Roast on July 18th & 15th, 1975. 43 years later, the tradition lives on.
Hosted every 3rd Friday of July, this event is truly community centered. Gardeners, neighbors, staff, and long-time community members of the CID gather around the pig to share stories and food. The event begins Friday evening, when the pig is prepped and mounted onto the spit. For the next 12-15 hours, through the wee hours of the night and into Saturday morning, volunteers take shifts rotating the pig over the fire.
The 2018 Pig Roast begins Friday, July 20th at 6 PM. There will be delicious food donated by CID businesses and restaurants and drinks available for volunteers and guests. The community celebration commences the next day, Saturday, July 21st at 12 PM. This is a potluck lunch, so please bring a dish to share. Volunteers are needed for Friday’s event, overnight pig roasting, and Saturday’s community gathering.
For more information, contact Lizzy Baskerville: [email protected]