“Can we make a green salad every week?”
-Abdul, 4th grader
We cultivate healthy youth through growing
gardens in low-income, diverse communities.
We believe deeply in what we do and the change that we are able to make right here in San Francisco. We teach gardening, cooking, and healthy living to our youth, providing them with amazing outdoor experiences right here in the Western Addition.
BEETS and OFA
We’re excited to announce that this summer our BEETS Program will be participating in Mayor Breed’s Opportunities for All initiative! We’re partnering with Magic Zone to offer teens up to 80 hours of job skills and training focused on gardening, environmentalism and healthy cooking this summer. Through the exciting partnership we’ll be able to increase our stipend rate to $15 an hour!
A time of love and learning
In February, our BEETS led a celebration for children and seniors in our community. They created special stations where kids from Rosa Parks ExCEL and Booker T Washington Community Center like card making, a history of chocolate game, and a scavenger hunt.
Did you know that in the Western Addition there is only one full-service grocery store to serve over 51,000 residents? Increasing edible garden space and teaching children about the individual and community impact of healthy eating and environmental stewardship is vital for equity and justice.