Yearly Archives: 2012

BEETS Spruce Up the AIDS Memorial Grove

November 24th, 2012

Our CommunityGrows Fall 2012 BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) volunteered on Saturday, October 20th, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM at the AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park. The National AIDS Memorial Grove is a dedicated space in the national landscape where millions of Americans touched directly or indirectly by … Continue reading BEETS Spruce Up the AIDS Memorial Grove

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John Muir Schoolyard gets a Makeover!

November 23rd, 2012

Friday, October 19th, 2012 was a great milestone for John Muir Elementary School and CommunityGrows. John Muir School was CommunityGrows’ (formerly Hayes Valley Neighborhood Parks Group) first partner back in 1994 when we started teaching the students science in Koshland Park and Garden a half block away. We have maintained a presence in the school … Continue reading John Muir Schoolyard gets a Makeover!

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Rosa Parks BBQ Fun!

November 23rd, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012 was a fun back-to-school BBQ for families and friends of Rosa Parks Elementary School. Our BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) helped out by leading the games: hula hoops, clothespin drops, bean-bag tosses, and jump rope. There was great food and lots of community to help start the new … Continue reading Rosa Parks BBQ Fun!

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Fall 2012 BEETS Cohort Begins

November 23rd, 2012

On September 13, 2012 a new group of teen joined the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens). During an orientation at the Hayes Valley Youth Center everyone put their thought down about the guiding principles of the BEETS, including respect, kindness, safety, responsibility and fun! After committing to these by signing their names … Continue reading Fall 2012 BEETS Cohort Begins

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Starbucks and Washington HS joins Rosa Parks Workday!

November 23rd, 2012

On Saturday, September 8th, 2012, Starbucks employees, and teens from Washington High School came out to help CommunityGrows get Rosa Parks Elementary School gardens ready for the fall semester. Lead by crew leader and Starbucks ambassador, Jeremy Siemens, the employees helped prune and glean the garden and get beds ready for planting. Washington High School … Continue reading Starbucks and Washington HS joins Rosa Parks Workday!

Tags: Rosa Parks Elementary School, Schools, Volunteers and Interns Spotlight, Workdays

American Community Garden Association Visit

August 12th, 2012

On Saturday, August 11,2012, we had a workday at Koshland Park where we were honored to host the National Conference of the American Community Garden Association. Starbucks employees were there to support us with volunteers as they have many times throughout the year. Our BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) spoke about their … Continue reading American Community Garden Association Visit

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BEETS Summer 2012 Graduation

August 12th, 2012

On August 9, 2012 our twelve BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) completed their summer internship with CommunityGrows. They invited their families and friends as well as service provider to an award ceremony and luncheon at Koshland Park in San Francisco. These youth had an amazing summer with garden workdays at Koshland Garden, … Continue reading BEETS Summer 2012 Graduation

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National Night Out with Mayor Lee

August 12th, 2012

August 7, 2012 was the 29th Annual National Night Out, a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. Folks in the Western Addition came together at Ella Hill Hutch to celebrate all the good work the community has done to support the youth in our neighborhood. The BEETS (Band of … Continue reading National Night Out with Mayor Lee

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CommunityGrows to be Feature at the ACGA

August 2nd, 2012

This coming Saturday, August 11th the American Community Garden Association (ACGA) will be in town in the midst of their four day national conference. They will be offering tours throughout the day Saturday, and one, “Youth Empowerment SF style,” will feature CommunityGrows! The tour will start at June Jordan Middle School (an Urban Sprouts site) … Continue reading CommunityGrows to be Feature at the ACGA

Tags: Events, Featured, Koshland Garden, Koshland Park, Koshland Park, Media, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Upcoming Events

Fall 2012 BEETS Applications Ready!

August 1st, 2012

We have begun recruiting for our Fall 2012 BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) cohort, which will begin on September 10th and go through December 15, 2012. 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 Fall 2012 BEETS Applications Ready!

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