Yearly Archives: 2012

Thanks for your Support of CommunityGrows

December 23rd, 2012

Please consider donating to CommunityGrows to keep our wonderful programs going. We depend on your support. Thank you from everyone at CommunityGrows! Fall-2012 Appeal Ltr

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Cornbread and Salad to end the Year!

December 23rd, 2012

On Monday December 17th our Seed to Mouth Cooking Class had its last class of the year–cornbread and salad. After reviewing the rules of the class and washing hands, the kids helped Adrian Almquist, our garden educator, make cornbread from scratch. Everyone had a chance to measure and add ingredients, and then to grate carrots … Continue reading Cornbread and Salad to end the Year!

Tags: Cooking Class

African American Arts & Culture Complex Winter Carnival

December 23rd, 2012

On Saturday December 15th the African American Arts & Culture Complex (AAACC) had a most amazing carnival. Thanks to London Breed, the Complex’s outgoing Executive Director and District 5’s new Supervisor at City Hall (congratulations London!), the AAACC’s parking lot became every kids’ outdoor holiday party. CommunityGrows has their administrative office at the AAACC and … Continue reading African American Arts & Culture Complex Winter Carnival

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BEETS Graduation-Fall 2012

December 23rd, 2012

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 the Fall BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) had a graduation ceremony at the Youth Center of Hayes Valley Apartments. Chyna Russell, Jamese Smith, Da’lyah Taylor, Antoinette Reggans, Raven Sisco, Shontay Vessell, Delvin Tobie, Hosanna Rubio, Serena Adams, and Claudia Williams were presented with awards and praises for … Continue reading BEETS Graduation-Fall 2012

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Fun Wreath Making at Hayes Valley Playground

December 23rd, 2012

On Saturday, December 8, 2012 CommunityGrows hosted our annual Wreath and Card Making Event at Hayes Valley Playground. Partners Trash MashUp joined us to make holiday ornaments. Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association and Frances Nealey helped us make holiday cards, and the YMCA Western Addition Beacon Center, Community Partners United, Magic Zone, Hayes Valley Housing and … Continue reading Fun Wreath Making at Hayes Valley Playground

Tags: BEETS, Events, Hayes Valley Playground

Job Panel for the BEETS

December 23rd, 2012

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 seven professionals came to talk with the fall cohort of BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens). They included Danise Sugita from Public Allies; Michele Palmer from Friends of the Urban Forest; Jeremy Siemers and Ashley from Starbucks; Brian Reyes—an environmental consultant/planner with the City; Ashley, from a neighborhood … Continue reading Job Panel for the BEETS

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Recruiting Teens for Spring 2013 BEETS Green Jobs Training Program

December 13th, 2012

We have begun recruiting for our Spring 2013 BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) cohort, which will begin on January 29 and go through May 1, 2013. If you know of any teens between the ages of 15-19 years old who would be interested in this stipend program, please have them submit an … Continue reading Recruiting Teens for Spring 2013 BEETS Green Jobs Training Program

Tags: BEETS, Job Postings, Upcoming Events, Update

Wreath and Card Making—December 8, 2012

November 24th, 2012

Please join us on Saturday, December 8, 2012 for our Annual Wreath and Card Making Event. This year the event will be held at the Hayes Valley Playground, corner of Hayes and Buchanan Streets in San Francisco. The time is 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. We will have branches and boughs to make wreaths, as … Continue reading Wreath and Card Making—December 8, 2012

Tags: Events, Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving at John Muir School

November 24th, 2012

CommunityGrows joined Community Partners United, the Western Addition Beacon Center, the Buchanan YMCA, and Mo’Magic to celebrate the 9th Annual Giving Voice to the Season Thanksgiving Dinner at John Muir Elementary School on Saturday, November 17th, 2012 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 PM. Many families and residents of the community participated. There were great musical … Continue reading Thanksgiving at John Muir School

Tags: BEETS, John Muir Elementary School, Schools

Redwood Trust and Starbucks Shine!

November 24th, 2012

CommunityGrows is very fortunate to have the support of the Redwood Trust Employee Foundation, a branch of the Marin Community Foundation, and the Starbucks Foundation. On Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 both groups brought out employees to work with the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) and community gardeners in Koshland Garden. We painted … Continue reading Redwood Trust and Starbucks Shine!

Tags: BEETS, Koshland Garden, Koshland Park, Koshland Park, Workdays