Category Archives: BEETS

10.20.17-Pumpkins-at-Buchanan-Mall_IMG_2143 Pumpkin Carving in Buchanan Mall

October 21st, 2017

On Friday, October 20, 2017,  youth and adults from nearby housing complexes came out to enjoy the fall weather and carve pumpkins to decorate Buchanan Mall.Citizen Film planned the event and built a scarecrow and laid straw bales. With the help of CommunityGrows staff, Melissa Tang (Director of Programs) and Osceola Ward (BEETS Program Manager)……and BEETS (Band … Continue reading Pumpkin Carving in Buchanan Mall

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Celebrating 23 Years of CG!

October 19th, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 was an amazing night to celebrate 23 years of CommunityGrows and Barbara Wenger’s upcoming retirement as founder and Executive Director. The African American Arts and Culture Complex (AAACC) was abuzz with activity from early morning, setting up the Hall of Culture and firming up last minute details. Barbara Fujimoto, former Advisory Board … Continue reading Celebrating 23 Years of CG!

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Now hiring for 2017-18 BEETS program!

August 17th, 2017

Attention BEETS applicants: we’ve extended our deadline! BEETS will gain skills around landscape design, outreach and communication, and project management. This year we are working with partners to create garden spaces along the Buchanan Mall! The application deadline is rolling! Apply TODAY! Download the application below or email Osceola@CommunityGrows.org for more information.   Download BEETS Application  

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IMG_0259 BEETS Graduate!

May 24th, 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017 the Fall-Spring BEETS Cohort graduated. The CommunityGrows staff celebrated the past eight months of their accomplishments with a slide show and BBQ in Koshland Garden. The BEETS program is a stipended, hands-on, outdoor learning experience that provides roughly 20 youth each year with life skills and job-readiness training. The program aims … Continue reading BEETS Graduate!

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Attach0 (1) BEETS build gardens at Plaza East

May 24th, 2017

Our Fall-Spring cohort of BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated & Employable Teens) embarked on a special project to improve the backyards of seniors living in Plaza East Apartments. They spent months preparing for the project by learning how to consult with residents, design container gardens and create a garden care guide based on what they … Continue reading BEETS build gardens at Plaza East

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IMG_1729 BEETS Rough it in the Presidio

May 23rd, 2017

On March 25 and 26, 2017 the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) went off camping in the Presidio. After setting up the campsite and Tents, they enjoyed lunch and had a team building activity.In the afternoon they walked down to the Presidio Nursery for a tour and planting activities. One of the … Continue reading BEETS Rough it in the Presidio

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Kersa Stew Mind, Body and Soul Community Pop Up – Ella Hill Hutch with the BEETS

May 23rd, 2017

On February 25, 2017 from 11-4 PM the BEETS held court at the Mind, Body and Soul Community Pop Up at Ella Hill Hutch in the Western Addition. The Pop Up utilized a focus on wellness to provide health services that are affordable, accessible, and consistent in the Western Addition. BEETS Michelle. Eluis and Fawaaz … Continue reading Mind, Body and Soul Community Pop Up – Ella Hill Hutch with the BEETS

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2.4.17-BEETS-LEJ_IMG_2645 BEETS join LEJ at Candlestick

February 13th, 2017

On Saturday February 4, 2017 the BEETS visited Literacy for Environmental Justice (LEJ). LEJ promotes ecological health, environmental stewardship, and community development in Southeast San Francisco by creating urban greening, eco-literacy, community stewardship and workforce development opportunities that directly engage and support local residents in securing a healthier future. Their site is located at Candlestick … Continue reading BEETS join LEJ at Candlestick

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1.17.17-BEETS-Giants-Cooking_IMG_1132 BEETS Cookin’ at AT&T Garden

February 11th, 2017

On Tuesday, January 17, 2017 the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) enjoyed a cooking day at AT&T Park. The park, home to the San Francisco Giants also hosts a beautiful garden. It is a 4,320-square-foot patch, located just under the scoreboard behind the centerfield wall. Beyond providing a one-of-a-kind food experience within … Continue reading BEETS Cookin’ at AT&T Garden

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1.21.17-MT_AlemanyFarm_IMG_2482 BEETS Work at Alemany Farm

January 29th, 2017

On Saturday January 21, 2017 The BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) spent the day at Alemany Farm in San Francisco helping out with their workday. They were able with CommunityGrows staff Melissa Tang and Jay Jordan, as well as other volunteers, to plant cabbage and collard greens, flip compost, wood chip muddy … Continue reading BEETS Work at Alemany Farm

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