Yearly Archives: 2015

3.24.15-BEETS-FoodJustice_IMG_0640 Exploring Food Justice with the BEETS

April 12th, 2015

On March 24th and April 7, 2015 the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) offered up presentations on Food Justice. Working in teams of two, the teens researched and prepared presentations on themes such as farming and agriculture, nutrition and health issues related to access to healthy foods, labor and pesticides, food corporations, … Continue reading Exploring Food Justice with the BEETS

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Now accepting applications for SUMMER BEETS!!

April 10th, 2015

Are you, or someone you know, 15-19 years old and looking for an awesome way to spend your summer AND get paid? We’re now accepting applications for the Summer 2015 BEETS cohort!  This summer our focus is on water conservation and teens will  learn how to plant and maintain water-wise gardens while also gaining valuable leadership … Continue reading Now accepting applications for SUMMER BEETS!!

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5.29.13-Cobb_IMG_1259-520x544 Join us for a Cobb Workday this Saturday April 11th

April 9th, 2015

Looking for an opportunity to spend some time in the sunshine AND support ecoliteracy and environmental education for Western Addition Youth this weekend? You’ve come to the right place! Join us this Saturday, April 11th from 11-2pm at William Cobb Elementary (2725 California St, San Francisco CA 94115). Light snacks and juice will be provided. … Continue reading Join us for a Cobb Workday this Saturday April 11th

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3.31.15-BEETS-Bi-Rite_IMG_0650 BEETS and Board to Bi-Rite

April 4th, 2015

On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, four of our Spring BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens), Cesar Martinez, Clarisse Peterson, Elilita Geletu and Vincente Rivera got a private tour of Bi-Rite Grocery on 18th Street in San Francisco. Shakirah Simley, CommunityGrows Advisory Board Chair and Bi-Rite’s Community Outreach Coordinator led the tour. Two more … Continue reading BEETS and Board to Bi-Rite

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3.20.15-RP-ScienceFair_IMG_0601 Science Night at Rosa Parks Elementary

March 21st, 2015

On Friday evening, March 20, 2015 the Rosa Parks Elementary School Auditorium was filled with excitement as crowds of parents and friends got to view a wide range of science projects done by the students. The evening began with classroom of students working a science challenge in real time with parents watching patiently as the … Continue reading Science Night at Rosa Parks Elementary

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3.14.15-BEETS-KPWkday_IMG_0429 BEETS Caretake Koshland Park and Garden

March 17th, 2015

On Saturday, March 15, 2015 many of the Spring BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) turned out to care for Koshland Park and Garden. The first part of the day the teens worked with Recreation and Park Head Gardener, Freddie Ealom, to clear an area of the park of invasive grasses. At the … Continue reading BEETS Caretake Koshland Park and Garden

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3.12.15-BEETS-MaxineHallHealth_IMG_0385 BEETS Tour Maxine Hall Health Center

March 17th, 2015

On Thursday, March 12, 2015 the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) toured the Maxine Hall Health Center in the heart of the Western Addition. They were greeted by Touré Clark, the Coordinator for Interns and Volunteers at the Center. His lively and engaging personality held the teens’ attention for the entire afternoon. … Continue reading BEETS Tour Maxine Hall Health Center

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3.12.15-BEETS-MaxineHallHealth_IMG_0354 Making Healthy Ranch Dressing!

March 14th, 2015

On Thursday, March 12, 2015 the after-school youth at Hayward Rec Connect in San Francisco made healthy ranch dressing and cut carrots, broccoli, and celery to enjoy it with. As you can see everyone did enjoy eating their vegetables! Here’s the recipe: Ranch Dressing Ingredients: 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup low-fat sour cream 1-1/2 teaspoon … Continue reading Making Healthy Ranch Dressing!

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3.11.15-Gamble-MagicZone_IMG_1686 MagicZone and Decomposers!

March 14th, 2015

On Wednesday, March 11, 2015 our after-school youth from MagicZone came to Koshland Park for a lesson in decomposers. A decomposer is part of the food chain. When something dies, like a plant or an animal, a decomposer breaks down dead plants and animals. Decomposers turn dead material into good fertilized soil. Worms are decomposers. … Continue reading MagicZone and Decomposers!

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3.7.15-BEETS-LEJ_IMG_0340 BEETS join LEJ at Candlestick Point Restoration

March 9th, 2015

On Saturday, March 7, 2015 The BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) took a trip to the South East corner of San Francisco to join LEJ (Literacy for Environmental Justice) teens and staff for a day of gardening and habitat restoration at Candlestick Point State Park. Most of us had never been to … Continue reading BEETS join LEJ at Candlestick Point Restoration

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