Yearly Archives: 2015

3.5.15-BEETS-CCFarmersMkt_IMG_0145 BEETS at Heart of the City Farmers’ Market

March 8th, 2015

On Wednesday, March 5, 2015 the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) spent the afternoon in the Heart of the City Farmers’ Market in Civic Center San Francisco. This site is a frequent visit for our CommunityGrows youth. It is an opportunity to see the farmers who sell here and run the market, … Continue reading BEETS at Heart of the City Farmers’ Market

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Untitled-1 Workday in Koshland Park and Garden

March 2nd, 2015

Join us on Saturday, March 14, 2015 for a workday in Koshland Park and Garden from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. We will be weeding, planting, sweeping, pruning, picking up trash, and making the park and garden shine. See below for further information in English and Spanish. Hope to see you there! Flyer 3.14.15 Workday … Continue reading Workday in Koshland Park and Garden

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2.23.15-CarrotMuffins_IMG_0049 Carrot Muffins in the Afternoon

March 2nd, 2015

On February 23, 2015 our after-school program at Hayward Rec Center made carrot muffins. As usual, we began our class with reading the rules and washing our hands. We went through the ingredients and everyone got a chance to find out where they came from: vanilla from a flower, cinnamon from a bark, ginger from … Continue reading Carrot Muffins in the Afternoon

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2.19.15-BEETS-PieRanch_IMG_20150219_125002650_TOP BEETS go to Pie Ranch!

March 1st, 2015

On Thursday, February 19, 2015 our Spring BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) took a trip to Pie Ranch is Pescadero, California. Here are some notes from the day, written by Melissa Tang, our CommunityGrows BEETS Program Manager: “I liked eating pie and learning about the different processes used in the farm!” – … Continue reading BEETS go to Pie Ranch!

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2.16.15-Cooking-BananaSplits_IMG_0004 Banana Splits

March 1st, 2015

On February 16, 2015 the youth at Hayward Rec Connect after-school program in San Francisco made banana splits. CommunityGrows staff was joined by Nora Brereton, former Director of Programs, who stopped in to say “hello”. After cutting their bananas, the youth chose what they wanted on their splits: Greek yogurt, raspberries, peanut butter, shredded coconut, … Continue reading Banana Splits

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2.12.15-RP-KSawyerMtg_IMG_9961 Greenhouse Coming at Rosa Parks Elementary School

March 1st, 2015

Thanks to a grant from the PUC-Urban Watershed Stewardship Program and the Community Challenge Grant Program, Rosa Park Elementary School will be getting a greenhouse! The process of removing an unsafe structure and replacing it with a beautiful greenhouse will begin in April. This grant to CommunityGrows allows us to work with school stakeholders and … Continue reading Greenhouse Coming at Rosa Parks Elementary School

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2.9.15-RPExCEL-TSSF_IMG_9942 Haiku with Rosa Parks ExCEL and the SF Foundation

March 1st, 2015

On February 9, 2015 the Rosa Parks ExCEL afterschool program got a visit from the San Francisco Foundation Environmental Initiative, lead by Francesca Vietor, Becky Weinberg and Tracy Zhu. Serena Padilla, our Garden Educator, led the class through a lesson about haikus, poetry, and other stories. They youth wrote about what they were grateful for … Continue reading Haiku with Rosa Parks ExCEL and the SF Foundation

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2.5.15-K-P_GranteeEvent_IMG_1645 Celebrating our Partnership with Kaiser-Permanente

February 23rd, 2015

On Thursday, February 5th CommunityGrows was honored to join other 2015 Kaiser-Permanente-San Francisco Community Benefit Grantees for a social gathering with hospital leaders, physicians, and managers. The grantees in attendance represented three priority health needs identified in the latest Kaiser-Permanente Community Health Needs Assessment: to increase access to high quality health care and services, to … Continue reading Celebrating our Partnership with Kaiser-Permanente

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1.19.15-MLKDay_JK_IMG_3825 Martin Luther King Day Huge Success!

January 21st, 2015

On Monday, January 19, 2015 many groups and organizations came out to support Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. CommunityGrows had two sites where many volunteers participated, the Daniel E. Koshland Community Learning Garden, and the African American Arts and Culture Complex. Thank you Judith Keenan for taking some amazing photographs! At Koshland Park, … Continue reading Martin Luther King Day Huge Success!

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9.20.14-KP Workday-IHS-BEETS_IMG_8478 Application for BEETS-January 2015 EXTENDED!!

January 12th, 2015

Applications for our Spring 2015 BEETS Program are available now and the due date has been extended to January 19th at 1 pm! Here are the flyers (in English and Spanish), followed by the application. Please scroll down for all documents: BEETS Spring 2015 Extension Flyer by blwenger BEETS Spring 2015 Extension Flyer ESPANOL by blwenger … Continue reading Application for BEETS-January 2015 EXTENDED!!

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