Category Archives: BEETS

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

May 14th, 2019

Our teens, the BEETS and the YAX 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 opportunities to be built, it is installed in Koshland Community Park. … 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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Holiday1 Deck the Halls with Wreaths

December 5th, 2017

Over the weekend neighbors and friends gathered together for the 14th annual wreath and card making event at the Hayes Valley South Community Room. Beautiful wreaths were created by all, with ribbon, trinkets, glitter, and bells adorning each and every one!

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#GivingTuesday Social Media Card Today Is #GivingTuesday

November 28th, 2017

We’ve had the privilege of serving the Western Addition and Hayes Valley neighborhoods for 23 years. Today we ask you to support the right of low-income youth and youth of color in San Francisco to learn from and enjoy the environment!

Tags: , African American Arts & Culture Complex, After-School Program, BEETS, Buchanan Mall, CommunityGrows Organization, Cooking Class, Environmental Education, Gardens, Hayward Recreation Center, John Muir Elementary School, Koshland Garden, Koshland Park, Peace Wall, Rosa Parks Elementary School

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

October 21st, 2017

On a Friday in October, youth and adults from nearby housing complexes came out to enjoy the fall weather and carve pumpkins to decorate Buchanan Mall.

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IMG_7104 Celebrating 23 Years of CG

October 19th, 2017

Wednesday, October 4 was an amazing night to celebrate 23 years of CommunityGrows and Barbara Wenger’s upcoming retirement as founder and Executive Director. Read on to see photos and read about our special event!

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