Yearly Archives: 2010

Rosa Parks Elementary Garden Classes

December 26th, 2010

CommunityGrows has been assisting Rosa Parks Elementary School with their new garden education program which started up this fall 2010.  Nora Brereton, Programs Manager and Environmental Educator, has been working with teachers, students, staff and the PTA to help get the garden spaces up and running and lead the science content outdoor garden classes on … Continue reading Rosa Parks Elementary Garden Classes

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CommunityGrows on NEN!

December 21st, 2010

Neighborhood Empowerment Network, (NEN) a collaboration of community and non-profit organizations, city agencies, and academic institutions,  empowers neighborhoods to become cleaner, greener, healthier, and more inclusive places to live and work.  They have partnered with CommunityGrows and our BEETS Program in 2008, and recently asked us to speak on a panel about Creating School and … Continue reading CommunityGrows on NEN!

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Welcome Adrian and Clidell!

December 20th, 2010

We are very excited  to share with you the addition of Adrian Gaino and Clidell Jackson III to our staff.  Adrian is heading up the Seed-to-Mouth Cooking Classes on Mondays at Hayward Recreation Center.  Clidell is our after-school environmental educator who leads all our CommunityGrows after-school programs. Adrian has been volunteering with us for over … Continue reading Welcome Adrian and Clidell!

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Wreath & Card Making Fun!

December 20th, 2010

On Saturday, December 11, 2010 CommunityGrows sponsored the annual wreath and card making event at the Youth Center of Hayes Valley South Apartments.  Frames, boughs, babbles, trinkets and ribbons were available to create wreaths for residents and food basket recipients.  Stamps, stickers and crayons allowed folks to turn out some amazing holiday cards. Around 30 … Continue reading Wreath & Card Making Fun!

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Hayward Cooking Classes Begin

December 20th, 2010

In October 2010 CommunityGrows began a year-long Seed-to-Mouth cooking program at Margaret Hayward Recreation Center, Monday afternoons from 4-6 PM.  The students who come for the after-school programs have been making great food every week and learning about nutrition.  Some of the menus have been vegetable soup with biscuits, sushi, and tortillas with salsa and … Continue reading Hayward Cooking Classes Begin

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Westside Courts begins Gardens

December 20th, 2010

On Saturday, November 13,2010 CommunityGrows joined over 25 residents and volunteers at Westside Courts in San Francisco (bordered by Sutter, Broderick, Baker and Post Streets) to start some gardens. There are many areas throughout the development that are ideal for planting, and we started tackling them one at a time. The weather was perfect for … Continue reading Westside Courts begins Gardens

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Halloween at Hayes Valley Apartments

December 20th, 2010

CommunityGrows joined other partners to celebrate Halloween at Hayes Valley Apartments on Saturday, October 31, 2010.  Great costumes by the residents.  Lots of fun for the adults.  CommunityGrows set up a barbecue outside the community room and we roasted marshmallows for smores.  Um-mm… delicious!  To see more photos, go to CommunityGrows Flickr Page.

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CommunityGrows Garden Party Fundraiser Success!

October 21st, 2010

Saturday October 16th, 2010, CommunityGrows had their fall fundraiser in the Koshland Park Community Learning Garden.  We started the day with Jacob Moffet (joined by his daughter Jasmine) and Max Van der Sterre helping us pole and string lanterns throughout the garden and erect flags on the wall of the garden on Page Street.  A … Continue reading CommunityGrows Garden Party Fundraiser Success!

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CommunityGrows Fundraiser on October 16, 2010

August 24th, 2010

Please join us for a great party on October 16th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the Koshland Park Garden in San Francisco. This outdoor garden fundraiser for CommunityGrows will showcase our programs and the great work we are doing. There will be live music, delicious local food, performances by the youth we serve, … Continue reading CommunityGrows Fundraiser on October 16, 2010

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Koshland Workday-Starbucks-September 18, 2010

August 24th, 2010

We had a great workday on Saturday, September 18th thanks to Starbucks and many other volunteers.  The day started by finding a bird’s nest.  We had delicious coffee and bagels and got busy trimming, moving compost, painting and getting the beds ready for fall planting.  Thank you for a great day! 9.18.10 Koshland Park and … Continue reading Koshland Workday-Starbucks-September 18, 2010

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