Yearly Archives: 2015

IMG_5148 Harvest Celebration

November 11th, 2015

CommunityGrows Advisory Board and Staff culminated many months of hard work and planning into a wonderful Harvest Festival at Stern Grove Trocadero Clubhouse on Thursday evening, November 5, 2015. Located in a redwood grove with trails, meadows, ponds, and eucalyptus trees all around, the Clubhouse was a beautiful setting. It gave a rustic feeling to … Continue reading Harvest Celebration

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IMG_4183 Planting at Buchanan Mall

October 24th, 2015

On Thursday afternoon, October 22, 2015 the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) joined partners CitizenFilm, GreenStreets and the Exploratorium to plant hearty succulents and drought-resisted natives along Buchanan Mall. This effort is a reactivation of an area once blighted by crime and neglect. Walking through the area, which covers Buchanan Street between … Continue reading Planting at Buchanan Mall

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Screen-Shot-2015-10-19-at-4.05.23-PM-(1) Greenhouse Celebration Workday at Rosa Parks

October 24th, 2015

On Saturday, October 17, 2015 Rosa Parks Elementary School family and friends came together for a workday and BBQ to celebrate the completion of their new greenhouse in the Upper Garden! This greenhouse was made possible with a Community Challenge-PUC Urban Watershed Stewardship Grant. The goal of this project was to build a greenhouse and … Continue reading Greenhouse Celebration Workday at Rosa Parks

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IMG_3758 Three Sisters Harvest at Indian Valley

October 19th, 2015

On Indigenous Peoples Day, Monday, October 12, 2015, the BEETS traveled out to Indian Valley Organic Farm in Novato, CA to work and join the Three Sisters Harvest Celebration. The Indian Valley Organic Farm & Garden (IVOF&G) was founded in 2008 as a direct response to a call from the Marin Agricultural Summit to establish … Continue reading Three Sisters Harvest at Indian Valley

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IMG_3640 Medicinal Plants at New Liberation Garden

October 18th, 2015

On Thursday, October 8th the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) made a visit to New Liberation Garden to learn about medicinal plants. They were joined by USF volunteer Isabella Neterval and community leader Majeid Crawford who offered a discussion on the history of the neighborhood, how the Fillmore became known as Harlem … Continue reading Medicinal Plants at New Liberation Garden

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IMG_3489 John Muir Salad Days are here again!

October 18th, 2015

With a grant from Kaiser-Permanente we are honored to offer Salad Days again this year at John Muir Elementary School. CommunityGrows staff Melissa Tang and Cha’Shay Woldridge joined Advisory Board member Casey Johnson in the morning Friday, October 2nd, 2015 to cut and peel organic vegetables, donated by Veritable Vegetable. Carrots from Something Good Organics … Continue reading John Muir Salad Days are here again!

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IMG_3447 Buchanan Mall Activation with the BEETS!

October 18th, 2015

The CommunityGrows Fall BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) spent Thursday October 1, 2015 working with Green Streets, Citizen Film and other partners to paint troughs which will hold plantings along Buchanan Mall in San Francisco. This project is part of a Buchanan Mall Activation Project which has brought together many neighborhood elders, … Continue reading Buchanan Mall Activation with the BEETS!

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9.17.15-WMBGC-Community-Grows-(27-of-116) We’re at the Edible Schoolyard at Hunters Point!

October 18th, 2015

Thanks to a grant from the Department of Children, Youth and their Families (DCYF), CommunityGrows is honored to be working at the Edible Schoolyard at Hunters Point at the Willie Mays Clubhouse. We started teaching garden classes on September 3rd once a week, and soon we hope to be cooking there with produce from the … Continue reading We’re at the Edible Schoolyard at Hunters Point!

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IMG_3132 Salad Day and Gardening at Rosa Parks

October 18th, 2015

On September 2, 2015 Rosa Parks Elementary kicked off their school year with a planting in the garden and a salad day in the cafeteria. New CommunityGrows Garden Assistant Cha’Shay Woldridge, with the assistance of Garden Program Manager Adrian Almquist, helped Ms. Wong’s class get started weeding and planting in their plot in the lower … Continue reading Salad Day and Gardening at Rosa Parks

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7.23.15-PlazaEast-Quiche_IMG_2590 We’re hiring a Seed to Mouth Coordinator!

October 13th, 2015

We are seeking a motivated and dedicated individual to manage our Seed to Mouth cooking program, which includes teaching 4-5 cooking classes a week and coordinating programming at multiple sites. In addition, the staff member would occasionally assist garden workdays and attend staff trainings and meetings as needed. The ideal candidate will have a degree … Continue reading We’re hiring a Seed to Mouth Coordinator!

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