Yearly Archives: 2011

Wreath and Card Making for the Holidays

December 24th, 2011

On Saturday, December 10th from 1-4 PM the Hayes Valley South Apartments’ Community Room was buzzing with activity. Aside from the staff of CommunityGrows, the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) participated, and joined residents from the neighborhood. Special partners Trash Mash-Up (Bridget and Jessie McCracken), the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association, and ten … Continue reading Wreath and Card Making for the Holidays

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Cooking for the Holidays!

December 23rd, 2011

On Monday, December 12th, the youth from Hayward Recreation Center in San Francisco, joined CommunityGrows to bake Ginger Snaps for the holidays! It was a great afternoon with about ten youth getting a chance to prepare the ingredients, shape the dough and drop rounds on to baking sheets. While the cookies baked in the oven … Continue reading Cooking for the Holidays!

Tags: Cooking Class, Featured, Hayward Recreation Center, Update

CommunityGrows Garden Party Fund-A-Need

November 2nd, 2011

On Saturday, October 15th we had a great Garden Party in Koshland Garden to raise money for our BEETS Program (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens). Gabe Dominguez band (Shake Your Peace!) performed as well as Diana Gameros, a favorite San Francisco singer/songwriter. Diana mostly performs traditional Latin music but in her own modern, … Continue reading CommunityGrows Garden Party Fund-A-Need

Tags: BEETS, Featured, Fundraiser, Koshland Garden, Koshland Park

Koshland Park and Garden Workday-November 12, 2011

November 2nd, 2011

We will have a workday in Koshland Park and Garden on Saturday, November 12th from 10 AM to 1 PM. It will be a great day for weeding, planting, sweeping, pruning, picking up trash, and making the park and garden shine. Please were layered, comfortable workclothes and closed-toed shoes. Bring your own water; juice and … Continue reading Koshland Park and Garden Workday-November 12, 2011

Tags: Fundraiser, Koshland Garden, Koshland Park, Koshland Park

Mr. Tamsky’s 5th Grade Class from John Muir!

November 2nd, 2011

On October 11, 2011 Mr. Tamsky’s 5th grade class from John Muir Elementary School did their science lesson in the garden learning about water conservation and seed planting. They talked about ratios of salt water to drinking water, and why clean water is important. They discussed ideas for water conservation and how they can recycle … Continue reading Mr. Tamsky’s 5th Grade Class from John Muir!

Tags: John Muir Elementary School, Koshland Garden, Schools, Uncategorized

BEETS Building the Hayward Rec Garden

November 2nd, 2011

On October 11, 2011 the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) began designing a new, more permanent garden at Hayward Recreation Center. They decided how it should look and what measurements were need to put it together. A great sense of pride to design this project on their own.

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BEETS Tending the Koshland Garden

November 2nd, 2011

The fall BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) have been busy tending and building new gardens throughout the Western Addition. In Koshland Garden they readied the soil for planting of fava beans, and dug up the summer crop of Jerusalem artichokes.

Tags: BEETS, Koshland Garden, Koshland Park

BEETS-Presidio Restoration Project

November 2nd, 2011

On Saturday, October 1st the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) joined the Presidio Trust rangers for a morning of removing invasive species around Mountain Lake Park. The area getting the makeover will become the habitat for the endangered San Francisco Lessingia, which is a rare flowering plant in the daisy family.

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A Lesson in Soil Testing

November 2nd, 2011

On September 28, 2011 our BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) learned about soil testing from BEETS volunteer,advisory board member, and SFSU Environmental Studies student, Jason Boarde. A soil test is a process by which elements (phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, sulfur, manganese, copper and zinc) are chemically removed from the soil and … Continue reading A Lesson in Soil Testing

Tags: BEETS, Koshland Park

Rosa Parks Fundraiser highlights gardens

November 2nd, 2011

On September 24th Rosa Parks was a flurry of excitement. It seemed like every student and their parents came out for a great day of activities to support the school. There were games, crafts, items for sale, a raffle, fantastic BBQ and lots of fun for all. The event happened in the Rosa Parks first … Continue reading Rosa Parks Fundraiser highlights gardens

Tags: Rosa Parks Elementary School, Schools