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If you live, work, or shop in Madison Valley, you’ve probably seen him. He is unassuming, polite and hardworking. He’s our building manager, and he has Stage 4 lymphoma.

Alfred Edwards has been taking care of our building on the corner or East Madison Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way East for four years.

I remember what it was like before he came: it was unkempt at best. From the minute he arrived, he has been working diligently; cleaning toilets, washing the stairwells, leaf blowing — anything that needed to be done, he did it.

He continues to walk female employees from the building to their cars at night, get spit on by homeless people sleeping in the garage and takes care of everything — all without a complaint. In fact, he always has a kind word and expresses his gratitude for the job that he has been given.

Alfred is the primary provider for his girlfriend and their family of four children. He takes care of three buildings a day for our landlord. His life hasn’t been easy. When asked about his cancer diagnosis, he responded, “I’ve been shot, I’ve been hung, I’ve been stabbed — I’ll get through it.” (more…)

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Rather than our usual recipe, or favorite seasonal treat, I’d like to highlight the annual fundraiser, Spoke and Food. What better way to celebrate the season and support Seattle Tilth, than riding your bike to dinner? This coming Tuesday June 28th , grab a friend and head on over to any of the participating neighborhood restaurants. They’ll donate 20% of their proceeds from 5- 10 pm, to The Children’s Garden program at Seattle Tilth.

For those of you who live near Glow, check out the Madrona Alehouse. I’ll be heading over to Chaco Canyon in West Seattle ( oh darn since I hate that place…oh did I say hate, I mean love ..), and the full list of participating restaurants is below.

Participating restaurants:

  • Ballard – Snoose Junction Pizzeria
  • Capitol Hill – The Lookout
  • Greenwood – The Barking Dog Alehouse
  • Madrona – The Madrona Alehouse
  • Maple Leaf – Snappy Dragon
  • Phinney Ridge – Stumbling Goat Bistro
  • Queen Anne – Via Tribunali
  • Ravenna – Casa D’Italia
  • Roosevelt – The Scarlet Tree
  • University District – Chaco Canyon Organic Café
  • Wallingford – Julia’s
  • White Center – Proletariat Pizza
  • West Seattle – Chaco Canyon Organic Café

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