Yearly Archives: 2015

12.12.15-Wreath_IMG_5282 Wreath and Card Making Fun

December 13th, 2015

On Saturday afternoon, December 12, 2015 CommunityGrows hosted our 13th annual Wreath and Card Making event. Held at the Hayes Valley South Community Room, it attracted many residents, families and youth from the community. The BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) helped out getting everyone started with frames, boughs, and trinkets. There was … Continue reading Wreath and Card Making Fun

Tags: , BEETS, Magic Zone, Wreath Making

12.12.15-AAACC-Winterland_IMG_5164 Winter Carnival at the African American Arts & Culture Complex

December 13th, 2015

On Saturday, December 12, 2015, the African American Arts & Culture Complex held it’s 15th Winter Carnival. While Santa met youth inside the Complex with toy giveaways, and food, carnival and fun games prevailed in the parking lot. There were performances by Project Level, Village Dancers, Talent Allstars, PUSH Dance Company, Larkin Bukido Karate, Capoeira … Continue reading Winter Carnival at the African American Arts & Culture Complex

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Applications now available for Spring 2016 BEETS!

December 4th, 2015

Are you 15-19 years old, want to work outdoors,work with kids, learn new job skills AND get paid to be in the beautiful sunshine? The BEETS program is hiring for  spring  interns!   In t his   paid  internship  you will learn how to grow healthy food, meet new friends, teach kids, and make a difference in … Continue reading Applications now available for Spring 2016 BEETS!

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12.6.14-WreathCard_IMG_9588 Join us for the Holidays!

November 29th, 2015

This is a wonderful holiday tradition with CommunityGrows and all our partners. Please stop by the Hayes Valley South Community Room, at 403 Rose Street (near Buchanan Street) from 1-4 PM on Saturday, December 12th to enjoy refreshments and create a wreath and some cards for the holidays. Boughs of evergreens, frames, and trinkets will … Continue reading Join us for the Holidays!

Tags: , CommunityGrows Organization, Hayes Valley South, Wreath Making

IMG_4856 Thanksgiving at John Muir Elementary School

November 28th, 2015

The Western Addition Beacon Center at John MuirElementary School presented their 12th Annual Giving Voice to the Season Thanksgiving Luncheon on Saturday November 21, 2015. CommunityGrows staff and BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) helped to make the day a success. Families and friends were greeted in the auditorium, transformed to beautiful room … Continue reading Thanksgiving at John Muir Elementary School

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IMG_4786 Creating a Grateful Bowl at Willie Mays Clubhouse

November 28th, 2015

Friday, November 20th the youth at Willie Mays Clubhouse made a Grateful Bowl recipe by Crystal Jones, inspired by Café Gratitude. Crystal mentioned that “the idea behind the grateful bowl is to have one dish that is not only satisfying, but is affordable and also meets every nutritional need. The grateful bowl should always contain … Continue reading Creating a Grateful Bowl at Willie Mays Clubhouse

Tags: , , , , Cooking Class, The Edible Schoolyard-BVHP, Willie Mays Clubhouse

IMG_4709 Chef Chauncy at Hayward Rec Connect

November 28th, 2015

Hayward Rec Connect and the Buchanan YMCA kids were abuzz on Monday, November 16, 2015 with excitement to cook with Chef Chauncy Yarngo. Chauncy Yarngo is from the Kpella tribe in Liberia who came to America at a younger age and has become a professional chef in the United States. Chef Chauncy currently works part … Continue reading Chef Chauncy at Hayward Rec Connect

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IMG_4513-cropped Cooking at Willie Mays Clubhouse

November 17th, 2015

On Thursday, November 12, 2015 we did our first cooking class at Willie Mays Clubhouse at Hunters Point. It was an honor to work in this kitchen, which is part of the first Edible Schoolyard Project built in San Francisco by Alice Waters in June 2008. CommunityGrows will be offering cooking and gardening classes in … Continue reading Cooking at Willie Mays Clubhouse

Tags: , , Bay View Hunters Point, Cooking Class, The Edible Schoolyard-BVHP, Willie Mays Clubhouse

IMG_4356 Buchanan Mall Celebration

November 14th, 2015

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, November 7, 2015 the community came out to celebrate all their hard work on the Buchanan Mall. The Buchanan Mall Community worked closely with the partners—Green Streets and Citizen Film, The Trust for Public Land, S.F. Recreation and Parks Department, and Exploratorium—to imagine, design, and build new site improvements on … Continue reading Buchanan Mall Celebration

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IMG_4303 Koshland Workday with Global Gourmet

November 12th, 2015

On Saturday, November 7th Global Gourmet volunteers joined our BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) and other volunteers for a workday in Koshland Garden. Global Gourmet Catering provides inspired menus with restaurant caliber cuisine, impeccable service and trend-setting design. Focused on organic and local ingredients, they are proud to be the first Bay … Continue reading Koshland Workday with Global Gourmet

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