Yearly Archives: 2013

Ahh.. the Smell of Evergreens and Cider!

December 5th, 2013

Please join us Saturday, December 7th for our annual wreath and card making party. It will be held at the Hayes Valley Apts Community Room at 403 Rose Street, near the corner of Rose and Buchanan Streets (across from the entrance to Koshland Park). The time is 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Make a wreath … Continue reading Ahh.. the Smell of Evergreens and Cider!

Tags: , CommunityGrows Organization, Events, Featured, Upcoming Events

BEETS Host Jobs Panel

November 10th, 2013

On Tuesday November 5, 2013 the CommunityGrows BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) hosted a panel of workers from the community. On the panel were Francee Covington, a San Francisco Fire Commissioner, Carol Fields, a Rosa Parks Elementary School teacher, Genevieve Cyrs, an Occupational Therapist from the OTTP Training Program, Tyrone Mullins with … Continue reading BEETS Host Jobs Panel

Tags: , BEETS, BEETS Employment Panel, Green Streets, Partners, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Starbucks

Teens in Koshland Garden with the Redwood Trust

November 3rd, 2013

Saturday, November 2, 2013 the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) hosted teens from the CA Academy of Sciences and CommunityGrows hosted the Redwood Trust Employee Foundation for a day of garden maintenance in Koshland Park. The Redwood Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT) located in Mill Valley, CA. In May … Continue reading Teens in Koshland Garden with the Redwood Trust

Tags: , CA Academy of Science, Koshland Garden, Koshland Park, Redwood Trust Employees Foundation, Uncategorized, Workdays

Come See Us at the West Coast Crafts Fair

October 26th, 2013

CommunityGrows will be featured at the West Coast Crafts Fair on November 16th and 17th at Fort Mason. We are thrilled about this opportunity. Come out and see us. Enter a raffle for dinner for two at State Bird Provisions and a beautiful quilt from the San Francisco Quilters Guild. We will have cookbooks and … Continue reading Come See Us at the West Coast Crafts Fair

Tags: Events, Featured, Media, Uncategorized, Update

Civic Center Farmers’ Market with the BEETS

October 25th, 2013

On a cold Wednesday afternoon, October 23, 2013 ten of the Fall BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) met up with Melissa Tang to explore the Civic Center Farmers Market in San Francisco. Although it was late in the day, the market was still bustling with shoppers checking out the produce from farmers’ … Continue reading Civic Center Farmers’ Market with the BEETS

Tags: , BEETS, Farms

Dinosaur Kale and Happy Tummies

October 25th, 2013

On Monday, October 21st, the Hayward RecConnect-San Francisco kids devoted themselves to ripping stems from Dinosaur Kale and chopping the leaves into small pieces. They cut onions, zucchini and carrots as well, to add to a delicious minestrone soup. Well versed in the art of washing hands, caring for utensils and other cooking rules, these … Continue reading Dinosaur Kale and Happy Tummies

Tags: , Cooking Class, Hayward Recreation Center, Uncategorized

Take the BEETS out of the City!

October 22nd, 2013

On Saturday, October 19, 2013 the CommunityGrows staff, lead by Melissa Tang, BEETS Program Manager, and Adrian Almquist, Garden Educator, took a group of our Fall 2013 BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) out of the City to enjoy a day at Green Gulch Farm in Marin. Hoka Sarah Carter, a docent for … Continue reading Take the BEETS out of the City!

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World Food Day Celebrated at Rosa Parks

October 16th, 2013

Today, October 16, 2013 is World Food Day and Rosa Parks Elementary School with the help of CommunityGrows Garden Educator, Ezekiel McCarter, join the global movement to end hunger by holding a salad day. Early in the morning a class gleaned the upper garden for kale, chard and fava beans. Then to the kitchen where … Continue reading World Food Day Celebrated at Rosa Parks

Tags: , Rosa Parks Elementary School, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Salad Days

Redwood Trust Sponsors Koshland Garden Workday

October 12th, 2013

Please join CommunityGrows and the Redwood Trust Employee Foundation for an invigorating day working in the Koshland Garden in Koshland Park San Francisco, on the corner of Page and Buchanan Streets on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. See details below. Hope to see you there!11.2.13 Redwood KP Wkday

Tags: BEETS, Featured, Koshland Park, Koshland Park, Redwood Trust Employees Foundation, Upcoming Events

Welcome Melissa Tang-New BEETS Manager

September 28th, 2013

We would like to welcome and share with you our new BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) Program Manager, Melissa Tang, who joined the CommunityGrows staff in July 2013. She is responsible for program design and implementation of the BEETS teen internship program. Melissa has over five years experience in youth development and … Continue reading Welcome Melissa Tang-New BEETS Manager

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