Category Archives: After-School Program

7.10.15-BEETS-HaywardCarnival_IMG_2259 Hayward Rec Carnival with the BEETS

July 19th, 2015

On Friday July 10, 2015 the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) took their water conservation summer theme to the Hayward Rec Carnival in San Francisco. Thanks to a grant from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the BEET have been studying water conservation, especially in the Bay Area where there is a … Continue reading Hayward Rec Carnival with the BEETS

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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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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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2.16.15-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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2.9.15-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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Try this at home: Sushi!

April 21st, 2014

On Monday, April 21, 2014 we made sushi with the after school K-5 graders at Hayward Rec Center on Laguna Street in San Francisco. The sushi was marvelous! In fact, it was so easy we may never buy sushi again. See below for the easy recipe. After going over the Seed-to-Mouth rules and washing hands, … Continue reading Try this at home: Sushi!

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Say “Cheese” Please!

February 15th, 2014

On Monday, February 10, 2014 the Seed-to-Mouth afterschool cooking class at Hayward Rec Center on Laguna Street in San Francisco made Ricotta Cheese. The youth began by de-stemming oregano and rosemary and chopping the herbs finely. They also washed and separated romaine lettuce. Then they watched as Adrian Almquist, CommunityGrows garden educator and cooking instructor, … Continue reading Say “Cheese” Please!

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Miso Soup for the Masses!

February 5th, 2014

On Monday January 27, 2014 CommunityGrows led the after-school youth at Hayward Rec Center in San Francisco through the paces to make a hearty miso soup.  They stemmed and chopped kale, cut up carrots, sweet potatoes and onions, boiling and peeled hard boiled eggs, and added soba noodles.  Everyone was busy creating and contributing to … Continue reading Miso Soup for the Masses!

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Gingerbread and Whipped Cream!

December 11th, 2013

On Monday, December 9, 2013 the after-school youth at Hayward Rec Center on Laguna Street in San Francisco, got to make a holiday treat: Gingerbread! Gingerbread from scratch! It was a long process and everyone had faith that something good was going to come of all their efforts. Each youth got to add the ingredients, … Continue reading Gingerbread and Whipped Cream!

Tags: After-School Program, Cooking Class, Hayward Recreation Center