Yearly Archives: 2014

10.20.14-Cooking-CornChowder_IMG_8782 Corn Chowder— Delicious!

October 29th, 2014

On Monday, October 20, 2014, the CommunityGrows after-school Seed to Mouth Cooking Program at Hayward Rec Center in San Francisco, made delicious Corn Chowder! The youth very industriously got down to chopping a variety of vegetables including celery, leeks, carrots, potatoes and shaving corn off the cob. Assisting CommunityGrows staff Adrian Almquist and Adrian Gaino, … Continue reading Corn Chowder— Delicious!

Tags: , Cooking Class, Hayward Recreation Center

10.13.14-BEETS-TreasureIsland-MT-2 Treasure Island Job Corp Garden

October 20th, 2014

On Monday, October 13, 2014 the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) when across the Bay to visit the Treasure Island Job Corp Farm. This urban farm was designed in conjunction with the Treasure Island Job Corps to support their culinary arts program. This design was a collaborative design with Architecture for Humanity … Continue reading Treasure Island Job Corp Garden

Tags: , BEETS, Treasure Island Farm

10.6.14-Cooking-PumpkinMuffins_IMG_8634 Pumpkin Muffins!

October 13th, 2014

On Monday, October 6, 2014 the Hayward Rec Center on Laguna Street in San Francisco made delicious Pumpkin Muffins! As part of our CommunityGrows Seed-to-Mouth Program on Monday afternoons, the youth spent the time reading the recipe, figuring out the measurements and putting them together for a delicious treat! Here is the recipe: Pumpkin Muffins … Continue reading Pumpkin Muffins!

Tags: , Cooking Class, Hayward Recreation Center

10.4.14-BEETS-RP-BBQ_IMG_8578 BEETS Run the Carnival at Rosa Parks BBQ

October 5th, 2014

Our BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) helped out on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Rosa Parks Elementary School’s Annual BBQ. CommunityGrows staff Serena Padilla, Garden Educator, and Miya Yung, BEETS Program Assistant supported the BEETS throughout the day. The event was to raise funding for the PTA and the Green Team … Continue reading BEETS Run the Carnival at Rosa Parks BBQ

Tags: , BEETS, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Rosa Parks Elementary School

The concept of Restaurant menu. Join our Raffle and/or Dinner at Greens

October 1st, 2014

Join CommunityGrows in celebrating 20 years of cultivating healthy youth through growing gardens in low-income, diverse communities! On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, we’ll host our 1st Annual Harvest Dinner – an exclusive, intimate meal at one of San Francisco’s iconic restaurants, Greens at Fort Mason. Our Harvest Dinner kicks off our fall fundraising efforts – … Continue reading Join our Raffle and/or Dinner at Greens

Tags: , Advisory Board, Events, Featured, Fundraiser

SerenaPadilla-MiyaYung-captions-600pixels Welcome New CommunityGrows Staff!

September 28th, 2014

We would like to welcome two great staff members to CommunityGrows. Serena Padilla, our new Garden Educator, works primarily at Rosa Parks Elementary School. She graduated in 2011 from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a BA in Latin American and Latino/a studies with a minor in Education. She won us over with her … Continue reading Welcome New CommunityGrows Staff!

Tags: , BEETS, CommunityGrows Organization, Employees Highlighted, Rosa Parks Elementary School

cropped-9.27.14-BEETS-AAACC_IMG_8497 BEETS Workday at the AAACC

September 27th, 2014

On Saturday, September 27, 2014 the Fall cohort of BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) spent a few hour renovating and revitalizing the African American Arts and Culture Complex garden on the border of their parking lot. A beautiful day to clean up debris and plant many beautiful drought resistant flowers. Such a … Continue reading BEETS Workday at the AAACC

Tags: , AAACC, BEETS, Workdays

9.20.14-KP Workday-IHS-BEETS_IMG_8348 Great Workday in Koshland Garden

September 22nd, 2014

On Saturday, September 20, 2014 CommunityGrows staff Adrian Almquist, Serena Padilla, Miya Yung, Kelly ErnstFriedman and Barbara Wenger, were joined by our BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens), and another great group of youth from International High School for a workday in Koshland Garden. A number of terrific community volunteers joined us as … Continue reading Great Workday in Koshland Garden

Tags: , BEETS, International High School, Koshland Garden, Workdays

9.18.14-BEETS-Fall-Orientation_IMG_8273 Fall BEETS Cohort Begins

September 22nd, 2014

On Thursday, September 18, 2014 the fall cohort of BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) began. The new group consists of six returning BEETS: Angie Lemus, Claudia Williams, Ivan Galdamez, Jahnae Stanford, Kenya Mack and Kyle Patterson. New BEETS are Anthony Hernandez, Aylin Soria, Chrislyn Earle, Misael Perez, Thnah (Jimmy) Tang and Vicente … Continue reading Fall BEETS Cohort Begins

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9.17.14-RP-SaladDay_IMG_8215 Salad Day at Rosa Parks!

September 21st, 2014

On Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Rosa Parks Elementary School began another year of Salad Days with students at the school.  This day starts with gleaning the garden and adding produce to donations from Whole Foods to make up many deep serving pans of salads. Parents from the PTA and Green Team (that works with CommunityGrows … Continue reading Salad Day at Rosa Parks!

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