Yearly Archives: 2011

September 17th Koshland Workday with BEETS and Starbucks!

October 31st, 2011

Another great workday in Koshland Park and Garden happened on September 17, 2011. It was the first workday for our Fall cohort of BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens). The great surprise was that one of our terrific sponsors, Starbucks (shown above), showed up in force to help us weed and get the … Continue reading September 17th Koshland Workday with BEETS and Starbucks!

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Meet our Fall 2011 BEETS!

October 30th, 2011

On September 13th we welcomed our new fall BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens). Three youth stayed on from the summer: Anija Gaino, Lyric Lewis and Ezekikel McCarter. Our new additions are: Chris Collier, Jasmine Dean, Erika Espinosa, Mayra Fuentes, Dwayne Hodges, Shawnee Johnson, and Richard Lopez. A great group of youth leaders! … Continue reading Meet our Fall 2011 BEETS!

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Koshland Park and Garden Workday-Saturday, September 17th

September 9th, 2011

Please join us for a great day outdoors in the fresh air, getting some exercise and making our home based park and garden shine. We will be weeding, planting, sweeping, pruning, and picking up trash. Koshland Park is located on the corner of Page and Buchanan Streets in San Francisco. The garden is down the … Continue reading Koshland Park and Garden Workday-Saturday, September 17th

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Rosa Parks Workday—two hour transformation!

August 29th, 2011

On Saturday, August 27th the Rosa Parks Elementary School was the scene of an amazing two-hour transformation of its new upper garden. The PTA, joined by parents and children, CommunityGrows staff and a great group of volunteers came out to roll up their sleeves and show the love. Under grey skies and cool temperatures everyone … Continue reading Rosa Parks Workday—two hour transformation!

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Summer 2011 BEETS Celebration

August 29th, 2011

Thursday, August 10th was the final day of the BEETS Summer session. Teens began the day by preparing a feast of pasta with a fresh vegetable sauce, including tomatoes, broccoli, onions, garlic; a salad with peppers, lettuce, baby tomatoes, cucumbers; and two berry and peaches pies. Jamie Tahaja, one of our volunteers, did yoga with … Continue reading Summer 2011 BEETS Celebration

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Summer Trip to Green Gulch Farm

August 8th, 2011

On Thursday, August 4,2011 the BEETS (band of environmentally educated and employable teens) joined the youth from Booker T. Washington Community Service Center for a trip to Green Gulch Farm in Marin County. As the day progressed, fog turned into sunshine as youth wandered through the farm soaking up the fresh air and great outdoors. … Continue reading Summer Trip to Green Gulch Farm

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Summer Newsletter of CommunityGrows

August 5th, 2011

This is a tile done by a youth of CommunityGrows on the Western Addition Peace Wall at the Daniel E. Koshland Community Park and Learning Garden, corner of Page and Buchanan Streets in San Francisco. You are welcome to click on and download our summer CommunityGrows Summer Newsletter here: July2011 Newsletter Single Pages 8

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BEETS Fall Green Job Training Program starting soon!

August 4th, 2011

Applications are here for youth 15-19 years old to join us this fall for our green jobs training program, the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens). Deadline for applications is Monday, August 22nd at 5:00 PM. The fall program will go from September 12-December 10th. Times will be Tuesdays and Thursdays in the … Continue reading BEETS Fall Green Job Training Program starting soon!

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Western Addition Newspaper highlights CommunityGrows!

August 4th, 2011

Great article appeared in the Western Addition Newspaper this month about Koshland Park and the summer programs at CommunityGrows. The best part was hearing what the youth had to say about the programs, especially the BEETS and the African American Arts & Culture Complex youth who came to the cooking classes at Hayes Valley South. … Continue reading Western Addition Newspaper highlights CommunityGrows!

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Save the Date: Fall Garden Party

August 2nd, 2011

Event registration powered by Eventbrite Save the Date for our annual Fall Garden Party Benefit to fund the BEETS Program on Saturday afternoon, October 15, 2011 from 1-4 PM in Koshland Park Garden, corner of Page and Buchanan Streets in San Francisco. Click on our invitation and sign up now! We hope that you’ll step … Continue reading Save the Date: Fall Garden Party

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