The 41st Annual Celebration of the Danny Woo Community Garden and Ceremonial Pig Roast will take place on Friday, July 16, starting at 6 p.m.

Located at South Main and South Maynard Streets in the Chinatown-International District (C-ID), this free event will offer food and beverages donated by C-ID restaurants and residents, as well as speakers on how this community garden and others strengthen neighborhoods, promote food security and build community spirit. The garden celebration includes the preparation of the traditional pig roast that runs through the night and is served to the gardeners and their families on Saturday.

The Danny Woo Community Garden is managed by Interim CDA, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development in the C-ID and the larger Asian and Pacific Islander Community outside the C-ID. The terraced garden, covering 1.5 acres, was created in 1975 by local activists and volunteers. Today, the Danny Woo Community Garden comprises 100 plots cultivated by 68 gardeners and more than 65 fruit trees. Ethnicities represented include Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean, Mexican and European-American.

Anyone interested in volunteering for the event, especially for set up on Friday afternoon and/or clean up on Saturday, or seeking more information, should contact Jill Wasberg at [email protected] or visit the website:  http://www.dannywoogarden.org/pig-roast.html.

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