Category Archives: BEETS

BEETS Tending the Koshland Garden

November 2nd, 2011

The fall BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) have been busy tending and building new gardens throughout the Western Addition. In Koshland Garden they readied the soil for planting of fava beans, and dug up the summer crop of Jerusalem artichokes.

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BEETS-Presidio Restoration Project

November 2nd, 2011

On Saturday, October 1st the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) joined the Presidio Trust rangers for a morning of removing invasive species around Mountain Lake Park. The area getting the makeover will become the habitat for the endangered San Francisco Lessingia, which is a rare flowering plant in the daisy family.

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A Lesson in Soil Testing

November 2nd, 2011

On September 28, 2011 our BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) learned about soil testing from BEETS volunteer,advisory board member, and SFSU Environmental Studies student, Jason Boarde. A soil test is a process by which elements (phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, sulfur, manganese, copper and zinc) are chemically removed from the soil and … Continue reading A Lesson in Soil Testing

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September 17th Koshland Workday with BEETS and Starbucks!

October 31st, 2011

Another great workday in Koshland Park and Garden happened on September 17, 2011. It was the first workday for our Fall cohort of BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens). The great surprise was that one of our terrific sponsors, Starbucks (shown above), showed up in force to help us weed and get the … Continue reading September 17th Koshland Workday with BEETS and Starbucks!

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Meet our Fall 2011 BEETS!

October 30th, 2011

On September 13th we welcomed our new fall BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens). Three youth stayed on from the summer: Anija Gaino, Lyric Lewis and Ezekikel McCarter. Our new additions are: Chris Collier, Jasmine Dean, Erika Espinosa, Mayra Fuentes, Dwayne Hodges, Shawnee Johnson, and Richard Lopez. A great group of youth leaders! … Continue reading Meet our Fall 2011 BEETS!

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Summer Trip to Green Gulch Farm

August 8th, 2011

On Thursday, August 4,2011 the BEETS (band of environmentally educated and employable teens) joined the youth from Booker T. Washington Community Service Center for a trip to Green Gulch Farm in Marin County. As the day progressed, fog turned into sunshine as youth wandered through the farm soaking up the fresh air and great outdoors. … Continue reading Summer Trip to Green Gulch Farm

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