Yearly Archives: 2013

Workday in Koshland Park with Starbucks and the BEETS

September 28th, 2013

On Saturday, September 14th our friends from Starbucks joined CommunityGrows staff and the new Fall cohort of BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) for a workday in Koshland Park and Garden. Lots of green refuse came out of the garden, and wood chips when in. Beds were mulched, ivy cleared, and fun was … Continue reading Workday in Koshland Park with Starbucks and the BEETS

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One Medical Group Volunteers at Cobb Garden

September 28th, 2013

On September 11th and 25th, a great group of volunteers from One Medical Group came to Cobb Elementary School Garden, maintained by CommunityGrows staff, and helped us remove green refuse and trash from the site. This school garden was built many years ago, but went into disrepair when funding for a garden educator dried up. … Continue reading One Medical Group Volunteers at Cobb Garden

Tags: After-School Program, William L. Cobb Elementary School

Rosa Parks Fall Workday

September 28th, 2013

On Saturday, September 7th, Rosa Parks Elementary School families and friends joined CommunityGrows staff Ezekiel McCarter to prepare the garden beds for the Fall seasons. The lower garden was weeded, turned and readied for teachers to use with their classes. The upper garden was weeded and mulched. CommunityGrows staff teaches environmental education classes in the … Continue reading Rosa Parks Fall Workday

Tags: Rosa Parks Elementary School, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Workdays

Summer 2013 BEETS Graduate!

September 28th, 2013

On August 8, 2013 our Summer cohort of BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) had a graduation ceremony at Hayes Valley Youth Center. Melissa Tang, our new CommunityGrows BEETS Manager officiated with awards and certificates. In fact, after giving out certificates of completion, some of the fun awards were: Barbara Nguyen: Future Firefighter … Continue reading Summer 2013 BEETS Graduate!

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B.A.T.S. at the CA Academy!

August 18th, 2013

CommunityGrows BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) participated in Teen Science Night at the CA Academy of Science on Friday, August 16, 2013. Teen Science Night was a night of non-stop science exploration, DJs, dancing, games and food organized by Bay Area Teen Science (B.A.T.S.) The B.A.T.S. collaborative, which includes youth from the … Continue reading B.A.T.S. at the CA Academy!

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National Night Out-Great Party!

August 9th, 2013

How much do we love our neighborhood in the Western Addition of San Francisco? Quite a lot by the show of friends and partners who came out on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 for National Night Out celebration. It was great to see everybody having fun, dancing, playing games, eating great food, and learning more about … Continue reading National Night Out-Great Party!

Tags: , BEETS, Featured, National Night Out, Partners

Quilt Benefit for CommunityGrows

August 5th, 2013

Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 7-8:30 PM, The Natural Mattress Store on 1243 Sutter Street (between Polk and Van Ness) will be displaying quilts from the San Francisco Quilting Guild. A percentage of the sales of these quilts will go to CommunityGrows. The first group of quilts on display through September 22, 2013 will be … Continue reading Quilt Benefit for CommunityGrows

Tags: Events, Featured, Media, Upcoming Events

Umm Umm Good!

August 5th, 2013

Friday, August 2,2013 CommunityGrows staff Adrian Gaino, assisted by volunteer Akiko Fujii and Jah’Torri Bettis of the African American Arts and Culture Center (AAACC) lead a group of enthusiastic students through the making of one of our favorite recipes: fried rice. So easy and delicious. The BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) helped … Continue reading Umm Umm Good!

Tags: , AAACC, BEETS, Cooking Class, Partners, Summer Science

Teens 15-19: Join our Fall 2013 BEETS!

August 5th, 2013

Beets Flyer FALL 2013 by Barbara Wenger BEETS FALL 2013 Application by Barbara Wenger

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Community Open Market Kick-Off Buchanan Greenway

August 5th, 2013

On Saturday, July 27, 2013 the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) helped out at the first ever Community Open Market in the Buchanan Mall Greenway San Francisco. This mall, as opposed to the Buchanan Mall in Japantown, is a stretch of land between Grove and Turk Street blocked off from traffic, which … Continue reading Community Open Market Kick-Off Buchanan Greenway

Tags: African American Arts & Culture Complex