Yearly Archives: 2011

Cooking with Kennard Smith from Firefly Restaurant

August 1st, 2011

On Thursday afternoon our last summer CommunityGrows Seed-to-Mouth cooking class at Hayes Valley South community room, featured Kennard Smith, chef from Firefly Restaurant in San Francisco. Chef Smith brought his friend Nathan Serrano, food truck chef with Off-the-Grid, to prepare Chinese dumplings with the students. Youth from the African American Arts and Culture Complex summer … Continue reading Cooking with Kennard Smith from Firefly Restaurant

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BEETS build new garden at the African American Arts and Culture Complex

August 1st, 2011

On July 21st and July 26th the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) built a garden at the African American Arts and Culture Complex on Fulton Street. Everyone had a sense of accomplishment as the weeds were uprooted, lumber measured and laid out, and soil and compost mixed in. This native garden will … Continue reading BEETS build new garden at the African American Arts and Culture Complex

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Introducing the Summer BEETS!

July 25th, 2011

On Tuesday, June 14, 2011 our new BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) Program began with eight new recruits. All youth from 15-19 years of age live in or have connections to the Western Addition of San Francisco. The summer cycle of this group of BEETS will end August 11, 2011. The BEETS … Continue reading Introducing the Summer BEETS!

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Summer Science Program in Full Swing

July 25th, 2011

Many of our summer programs are happening in Koshland Garden. In addition to being the home-base of CommunityGrows and the BEETS, Koshland Garden has weekly groups from the Western Addition and the Mo’Magic collaborative, who stop by to learn about gardening, composting, bugs, plants, and the environment. Some of these groups are: the Village Project … Continue reading Summer Science Program in Full Swing

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Summer Cooking Heats Up!

July 25th, 2011

CommunityGrows Seed-to-Mouth Cooking is turning up the heat this summer with two sites and lots of great healthy eating and learning! What a shock to come in on the end of the session and see everyone piling their plates high with salads and fixins’ of vegetables from the garden. Six weeks this summer at Hayes … Continue reading Summer Cooking Heats Up!

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CommunityGrows is Growing!

July 25th, 2011

CommunityGrows has been growing. This is a photo of some of our staff, spring volunteers, and board members at our Spring Volunteer recognition BBQ in Koshland Park. Over the past few months we’ve gone from two employees to five. This summer we have seven interns who are helping with our summer programs. Our new employees … Continue reading CommunityGrows is Growing!

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Koshland Park and Garden Workdays-Yale and BEETS

July 25th, 2011

Lots has been going on this summer in Koshland Park and Garden. On Saturday, April 14th we hosted Yale Alumni Day. Over thirty volunteers came out to help us clean the park and garden. An awesome bunch of really great and fun folks! We had another workday on July 9th and volunteers had the opportunity … Continue reading Koshland Park and Garden Workdays-Yale and BEETS

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Koshland Park & Garden Workday-July 9, 2011

June 27th, 2011

Join us for a great summer day in Koshland Park and Garden on Saturday, July 9, 2011 from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. We will be working with the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) in our CommunityGrows Program. It will be a terrific day to get some exercise, fresh air, and meet … Continue reading Koshland Park & Garden Workday-July 9, 2011

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Green Jobs Teen Internships Deadline-May 27th

May 19th, 2011

BEETS is a green job training program for 15-19 year olds, primarily living in the Western Addition of San Francisco. The program provides structured internships and occupational training, for young people with barriers to employment, through a variety of workshops, field trips, and hands-on experiences. Attend workshops on Resume Building, Interviewing, Cover Letter Writing, and … Continue reading Green Jobs Teen Internships Deadline-May 27th

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Now Recruiting Garden Educator for Summer

May 19th, 2011

One of our terrific Garden Educators is going off to teach in South Korea and we need to replace her ASAP. We hope to have some one in this position by the first week in June 2011. We’ve enclosed the job description here. As a garden educator, the candidate would be responsible for planning and … Continue reading Now Recruiting Garden Educator for Summer

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