Yearly Archives: 2010

Alemany Farm with Buchanan YMCA

August 18th, 2010

On Friday, July 30th CommunityGrows lead a field trip for the Buchanan YMCA to Alemany Farm in San Francisco.  Alemany Farm is a 4.5 acre working organic farm in southeastern San Francisco. The Farm is collaboratively managed by volunteers, San Francisco city officials, and residents of the Alemany community. Friends of Alemany Farm (FoAF) is … Continue reading Alemany Farm with Buchanan YMCA

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Prince Hall to Green Gulch Farm

August 17th, 2010

On Friday July 26, 2010 CommunityGrows organized a second summer field trip to Green Gulch Farm, thanks to our partnership with Mo’Magic and Prince Hall Learning Center on Fillmore Street.  About forty youth from six to eighteen years of age, boarded a bus and headed out to a foggy summer day at the farm.  We … Continue reading Prince Hall to Green Gulch Farm

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VIPs to Koshland Garden-Summer 2010

August 16th, 2010

This summer Koshland Garden was host to many VIPs including Jared Blumenfeld and Keith Takata from the Region 9 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  Mr. Blumenfeld is currently the Regional Administrator for EPA’s Region 9. This region encompasses California, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, the Pacific Islands, and over 140 Tribal Nations. He spent eight years as the … Continue reading VIPs to Koshland Garden-Summer 2010

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Seed-to-Mouth Cooking Classes-Summer 2010

August 15th, 2010

Veggie Stir-fry, Mexican Salsa, Sushi, Bowtie Pasta, Spring rolls, and Baked potatoes!  Every Wednesday in July from 3-5 PM, a culinary theme was chosen and three dishes made.  Twenty to thirty youth,  parents, and volunteers came together to harvest, prepare, and serve delicious, nutritious and healthy meals which we sat down and enjoyed together. Each … Continue reading Seed-to-Mouth Cooking Classes-Summer 2010

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Summer Volunteers and Teen Interns-2010!

August 15th, 2010

Thanks to incredible volunteers and teen interns, our summer program at CommunityGrows was a smashing success!  We could never have served over 300 youth from thirteen organizations without you!  Thanks to Adrian Gaino, Ariel Miller, Stephanie Geballe, Beth Sachnoff, Veronica Nommensen, Braegen Carroll, and Gloria Lee.  Our summer youth interns, Quincey Martin and Auriana Mixon … Continue reading Summer Volunteers and Teen Interns-2010!

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Partnership with STARBUCKS!

August 14th, 2010

Building upon its long-term commitment to community involvement, Starbucks Coffee Company recently awarded more than $1 million in Starbucks™ Shared Planet™ Youth Action Grants in the U.S. The company’s goal is to engage 50,000 young people to innovate and take action in their communities by 2015. CommunityGrows was selected as a grant recipient in order … Continue reading Partnership with STARBUCKS!

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New Garden at Rosa Parks Elementary School!

July 31st, 2010

On April 21, 2010 Nora Brereton and Barbara Wenger, both staff of CommunityGrows, met with Rosa Parks Elementary School Garden Team to discuss starting a new garden on the school site.  What a beautiful school with lots of space.  We met the school nutritionist, Louise Hjortenfalk, PTA President, Lora Hirschberg, and parent Barbara Fujimoto to … Continue reading New Garden at Rosa Parks Elementary School!

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Weeding and Seeding with the afterschool Beacon

July 4th, 2010

On May 20, 2010 the Western Addition Beacon after school youth weeded out their plots and dug for worms, as well as gathered seeds from vegetables that had run their course. Imagine our surprise when we uncover delicious potatoes! Lina Ortiz joined us for the afternoon and then went off to visit her family in … Continue reading Weeding and Seeding with the afterschool Beacon

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April Workday a Great Success!

April 17th, 2010

On Saturday, April 17, 2010 we had a workday in Koshland Park and Garden, sponsored by Kaiser-Permanente. Twenty-two neighborhood friends came out to help us move woodchips, prune tree wells, sift compost, building planter aisles and spruce up the park and garden. Thank you to the great volunteers and Kaiser-Permanente! “Volunteers are not paid – … Continue reading April Workday a Great Success!

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Harvesting Favas with the Beacon Kids

April 15th, 2010

Today first and second graders from the after-school Western Addition Beacon Center worked in Koshland Garden harvesting FAVA BEANS! Favas, really part of the pea family, are very nutritious and have many health benefits. They are especially high in fiber and iron and low in sodium. They even contain L-dopa, which is used as a … Continue reading Harvesting Favas with the Beacon Kids

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