Category Archives: BEETS

44500927095_4af940939c_o Farewell & Thank You!

July 2nd, 2019

CommunityGrows would like to thank and wish our employees - Emily Dial and Debbie Harris - a grateful goodbye and our hope that they continue influence the community as they did with us! Both Emily and Debbie have gone out of their way to help and tend our community gardens. Emily was our garden & nutrition … Continue reading Farewell & Thank You!

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BEETS Graduation photo1 Congratulations, BEETS class of 2018-19!

May 17th, 2019

Congratulations! Jalyn McFarland-Kelley Tiana Hubbard Daniel Juarez Ahlaya Martin Hannah Lin On Wednesday, May 15  our BEETS cohort culminated their 6-month internship with CommunityGrows with a graduation celebration! These teens were such an amazing team: they successfully planned and ran run three community-events in the Western Addition: Wreath and Card Making in partnership with Hayes Valley Art … Continue reading Congratulations, BEETS class of 2018-19!

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IMG_3576 (1) This summer we’re partnering with Opportunities for All!

April 30th, 2019

We're excited to announce that this summer our BEETS Program will be participating in Mayor Breed's Opportunities for All initiative! We're partnering with Magic Zone to offer teens up to 80 hours  of job skills and training focused on gardening, environmentalism and healthy cooking this summer.  Through the exciting partnership we'll be able to increase our stipend rate to $15 an hour! … Continue reading This summer we’re partnering with Opportunities for All!

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IMG_5664 (1) Celebrating Earth Day!

April 25th, 2019

On April 22nd, the BEETS hosted an Earth Day Celebration on the Buchanan Mall. The event featured healthy yogurt parfait snacks, a scavenger hunt, an "Around the Earth" free throw contest, writing letters to the Earth and seed planting! Children and youth from neighboring programs like Booker T. Washington and Ella Hill came to learn and … Continue reading Celebrating Earth Day!

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YAX Meditation Station Installation32 (1) 2019 Youth BEETS and YAX Build a Mediation Pavilion

March 28th, 2019

Thanks to support from the San Francisco Arts Commission, our BEETS and teens from YAX  (Youth Art Exchange) collaborated with the Advanced Architecture Firm students to design and build an outdoor, mobile meditation pavilion: an outdoor, collapsible and transportable pavilion that holds five to ten people. It will be used for quiet reflection, meditation and teaching … Continue reading 2019 Youth BEETS and YAX Build a Mediation Pavilion

Tags: BEETS, CommunityGrows Organization, Koshland Garden, Koshland Park

IMG_1658 Join the BEETS 2019 Summer Session! Apply Today!

March 10th, 2019

Are you or someone you know 15–19 years old and looking for an awesome way to spend your summer AND get paid?

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love Neighborhood Love Day!

February 18th, 2019

This Valentine’s Day, CommunityGrows joined the February festivities with a Neighborhood Love Day celebration! Hosted by the BEETS, students from partner programs and people from the community were invited to take part in some carnival themed games for the Hallmark holiday!   The teens worked as a group to plan the games in advance and create … Continue reading Neighborhood Love Day!

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45951508385_e05039b9f6_o Hello BEETS, Mobile Meditation Pavilions, and 2019!

December 26th, 2018

BEETS at the Wreath and Card Making Event 12.16.18 In Case You Missed It...  The BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated & Employable Teens) is an opportunity for teens to earn a stipend as they learn about environmental stewardship, experience nature, discover issues of food equity and environmental justice, and increase their personal well-being and that … Continue reading Hello BEETS, Mobile Meditation Pavilions, and 2019!

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BEETS Build 10 The BEETS: Not Just Gardeners

April 19th, 2018

In addition to their culinary, resume designing, gardening, and teaching skills, the BEETS added construction to their accomplishments this month!

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BEETS Giants BEETS Grow in Our Neighborhood

February 26th, 2018

Spring is in the air and our gardens are flourishing! But the sun isn’t the only reason the gardens are looking so fresh — the BEETS have been out in the gardens planting, watering, weeding, and cleaning to make our spaces healthy and inviting. Volunteer Alana shares about her experience working with the BEETS program this session.

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