Yearly Archives: 2014

Great Turnout for BEETS Graduation

December 22nd, 2014

On a rainy night, Tuesday, December 16th the Fall cohort of BEETS graduated at the Hayes Valley Apartments Community Room. Many family and friends were in attendance, including members of Green Streets [a group of housing development residents and entrepreneurs who have created jobs and established recycling in the distressed San Francisco housing projects where … Continue reading Great Turnout for BEETS Graduation

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MLK-image-600pixels MLK Day of Service-January 19, 2015

December 18th, 2014

Join us Monday, January 19, 2015 for the Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service. We will be working in the Koshland Park and Garden. For more information, see the flyer below.  Hope to see you there! 1.19.15 Mlk Kp Wkday by blwenger MLK Flyer_Spanish Version by blwenger

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12.6.14-WreathCard_IMG_9501 Wreath and Card Making Fun!

December 12th, 2014

On Saturday, December 6, 2014 a great turnout of the community with families and youth made our Wreath and Card Making event an overwhelming success. Our BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) engaged everyone arriving, showing them how to make wreaths for the first time. With so many great trinkets and baubles, ribbons, … Continue reading Wreath and Card Making Fun!

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Thanksgiving with the Community

November 23rd, 2014

On Saturday, November 22, 2014 the Western Addition Beacon Center at John Muir Elementary School hosted the 11th Annual Giving Voice to the Season Thanksgiving Luncheon. CommunityGrows staff Adrian Almquist and Barbara Wenger joined three of our BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) to volunteer at the event. Other volunteers included teens from … Continue reading Thanksgiving with the Community

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11.12.14-RedwoodTrust-KEF-IMG_0070 Great Workday with Redwood Trust & Sherwood Design Engineers

November 18th, 2014

On Saturday, November 14th CommunityGrows hosted the Redwood Trust and Sherwood Design Engineers for a workday in Koshland Park. It was a really fun, laid back event with volunteers from these companies and our BEETS and CommunityGrows staff. We weeded the gardens, harvested cilantro and sun chokes, cleaned along the fence perimeter and the sidewalk, … Continue reading Great Workday with Redwood Trust & Sherwood Design Engineers

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TwoOwls-cropped-600pixels Join Us for a Wreath and Card Making Event

November 13th, 2014

On Saturday, December 6th from 1-4 PM we will be making holiday wreaths and cards to take home and enjoy. Please check out our flyer below for more details. Hope to see you there! 12.6.14 Wreath Making Event-CommunityGrows by Barbara Wenger

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GrowingPowerLOGO Growing Power Conference-Milwaukee

November 13th, 2014

On November 7-9, 2014 Adrian Almquist, our CommunityGrows Garden Programs Manager, attended the Growing Power Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The theme was Urban and Small Farms Conference:  Building a Fair Food Economy to Grow Healthy People. The intent of this national and international conference was to share ideas and inspire others to find ways to create sustainable … Continue reading Growing Power Conference-Milwaukee

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11.5.14-Greens Fundraiser_IMG_3558 Fun Evening at Greens Restaurant

November 7th, 2014

On Wednesday night, November 5, 2014, CommunityGrows hosted their first fundraiser at Greens Restaurant in Ft Mason. Photos in this blog and on our CommunityGrows Flickr Photostream were taken by Judith Keenan, a long-time CommunityGrows supporter. Thank you Judith! Our CommunityGrows Advisory Board did a great job recruiting their friends and family to attend and … Continue reading Fun Evening at Greens Restaurant

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Autumn frame Garden Workday with Redwood Trust

October 29th, 2014

Join us Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 11-2 PM in Koshland Garden for a garden workday. This event will be sponsored by Redwood Trust. Redwood Trust has been a partner of CommunityGrows for three years. They are a specialty finance company focused on investing in mortgage – and other real estate – related assets and … Continue reading Garden Workday with Redwood Trust

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10.22.14-MagicZone-KP_IMG_8821 Magic Zone in Koshland Garden

October 29th, 2014

On Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Magic Zone youth joined us for their weekly afternoon class in Koshland Garden. After settling in our garden circle and doing a short quiet meditation, Janine Gee, one of our long standing volunteers at CommunityGrows read a story entitled Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell and Lizzy Rockwell. Angie Lemus, … Continue reading Magic Zone in Koshland Garden

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