Yearly Archives: 2012

Gleaning Greens and Chasing Chickens

June 18th, 2012

Spending time with kids in the garden can be so much fun! Take the after-school program at Booker T. Washington Community Service Center on April 12, 2012. This group of six kindergartners, busy clipping off leaves of kale, chard and spinach, were so enthusiastic and proud to share their knowledge and wonder of growing things. … Continue reading Gleaning Greens and Chasing Chickens

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John Muir Kindergartners Learn about Plants

June 17th, 2012

On March 16th, Ms. Kalter’s kindergartners had a lesson about plants in Koshland Garden. The John Muir students were raptured by being outdoors, and learning about the garden. Elaine Walker, our garden educator, led the class with the assistance of Adrian Almquist, who would be taking her place on staff, when she leaves to do … Continue reading John Muir Kindergartners Learn about Plants

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Caterpillars and Salads at Rosa Parks Elementary School

June 17th, 2012

We have been busy at Rosa Parks this year helping to build a mural in the lower garden with the help of parents and staff. The caterpillar included tiles painted by many families who donated to the PTA and garden project for the upcoming school year. On April 29th Starbucks elite, in town to celebrate … Continue reading Caterpillars and Salads at Rosa Parks Elementary School

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Koshland Workdays-February and April 2012

June 17th, 2012

Over the past few months we have held a number of workdays with some of our partners, including Starbucks, Kaiser-Permanente, Walden House and International High School. Starbucks stars, Ali Mouabdy and Jeremy Siemers have recruited over 20 employes to help in a number of workdays. In February Sir Lawrence Delouvre came by to share his … Continue reading Koshland Workdays-February and April 2012

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Summer BEETS Applications Ready

April 19th, 2012

We have begun recruiting for our summer BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) cohort, which will begin on May 29th and go through August 11, 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 application … Continue reading Summer BEETS Applications Ready

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Koshland Park and Garden Workday-April 14, 2012

March 28th, 2012

Come join us for a great day of exercise, fresh air and meeting new friends on Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 11-2 PM in Koshland Park and Garden. This event is sponsored by our wonderful friends at Starbucks and Kaiser Permanente. Please come out and show your support! 4.14.12.KP Wkday Flyer

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CA Academy of Sciences

February 5th, 2012

On January 28, 2012 the new 2012 spring cohort of the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) spent the day at the California Academy of Sciences. They started up on the living roof and had a tour by an academy docent, then took a quiz to find many flora and fauna living up … Continue reading CA Academy of Sciences

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

February 5th, 2012

Great Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service on Monday January 16, 2012. Many volunteers met at the African American Arts and Culture Center, loaded Muni buses and traveled to various site around the Western Addition. Some great folks showed up to work in Koshland Park. We got the soil turned, weeding, and planting begun … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

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Koshland Park & Garden Workday – February 11, 2012

January 29th, 2012

Join us for a day of fun and exercise on Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 11-2 PM in Koshland Park, corner of Page and Buchanan Streets in San Francisco. This is always a great way to get some fresh air and exercise while meeting terrific people. Hope to see you there! Feb. 11, 2012 Koshland … Continue reading Koshland Park & Garden Workday – February 11, 2012

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Video of the 2011 BEETS Year!

January 2nd, 2012

The BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) is an environmental education and green-jobs training program of CommunityGrows. The BEETS is a stipend training program serving 18-24 at-risk teens a year, aged 15 to 19, and is located in San Francisco, California. The program supports youth to: acquire a core set of job readiness … Continue reading Video of the 2011 BEETS Year!

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