"Garden in the City" is a documentary video produced by Daniel Nash, '09, for a communication class at UW Tacoma in spring 2009.
Daniel Nash (IAS '09) made this video about UW Tacoma's Giving Garden for a communication class in spring 2009.
"I took documentary production during my last quarter with UW Tacoma because I love the technical puzzle of putting together a video, but I quickly found out Professor Kunz wanted us to make style secondary to substance," Nash says. "He wanted us to think of our documentary as an argument about the world, and a medium for social change.
"As a topic, the Giving Garden practically spoke for itself. Here was a handful of staff and students applying classroom knowledge to feed the needy. I can't think of any better social change to promote at the college level."
Although Washington state has one of the most dynamic job markets in the country, nearly all available career pathway jobs remain out of reach for many of our high school graduates. Opportunities in our state for landing a family-wage career are plentiful. They go beyond information technologies including automobile services, manufacturing, health care, agriculture and more. Unfortunately, there are barriers for most graduates who choose not to go to college.
Work by the Center for Urban Waters on identifying toxic chemicals present in rubber is the basis for a criminal action brought against a dam operator in Pierce County, which allegedly contaminated the river during a construction project on the dam.