Category Archives: Buchanan Mall

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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IMG_1665 Choose Peace-Stop the Violence

August 27th, 2017

On Saturday, August 26th there were a lot of rallies going on in San Francisco. In fact, two blocks away from our office and Buchanan Mall, thousands of people mobilized around Alamo Square to show their disdain for white supremacy. Months before these rallies developed, our Western Addition community came together to present a Peace … Continue reading Choose Peace-Stop the Violence

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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  

Tags: , BEETS, Buchanan Mall, Job Postings

6.9.17-Buchanan-Mall_IMG_0546 Sun and Fun in Buchanan Mall

June 9th, 2017

What better way to be outside on a beautiful sunny day, than to give back to the community by spiffing up Buchanan Mall. Citizen Film, the Village Project and most of the CommunityGrows staff rolled up their sleeves to plant and mulch this wonderful space, making it even more inviting. This five block area has … Continue reading Sun and Fun in Buchanan Mall

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IMG_0365 Cooking at Rosa Parks Senior Center

May 25th, 2017

On Thursday, May 11th CommunityGrows Seed-to-Mouth cooking instructor Crystal Leon led a cooking demonstration at Rosa Parks Senior Center in Buchanan Mall. This was in partnership with CitizenFilms and took place during the lunch hour. Crystal made zucchini pasta with pesto sauce. Everyone marveled at the machine to crank out the zucchini into long strands … Continue reading Cooking at Rosa Parks Senior Center

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1.16.17-MLK DAY-Peter Merts_20170116_078e Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

January 29th, 2017

On Monday January 16, 2017 CommunityGrows joined the African American Arts and Culture Complex (AAACC) to honor Martin Luther King Jr with a presentation and workday in various sites in the Western Addition. Great volunteers joined us from all over the Bay Area, with an especially large contingent from Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco. … Continue reading Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Tags: , , , AAACC, BEETS, Buchanan Mall, Koshland Garden, Koshland Park, Lick-Wilmerding HS, MLK Day, Volunteers and Interns Spotlight, Workdays

bain-workday_aaacc Bain & Co Volunteers

October 17th, 2016

A group of great volunteers from the San Francisco office of Bain & Company spent Friday, September 16, 21016 working with CommunityGrows. We met at the African American Arts and Culture Complex (AAACC) garden, where CommunityGrows’ headquarters is located. To start the day, Kelly ErnstFriedman, CG Deputy Director, Melissa Tang, BEETS Program Manager, and BEETS … Continue reading Bain & Co Volunteers

Tags: , , , Advisory Board, Bain & Co., BEETS, Buchanan Mall, Koshland Garden, Koshland Park, Volunteers, Workdays

National Night Out

August 4th, 2016

On Tuesday, August 2, 2016 CommunityGrows joined many Western Addition groups to table for the community about their BEETS Program. Kelly ErnstFriedman, our Director of Programs, and Ivan Gladamez, one of our summer BEETS were on hand to answer questions and pass out fall application for the BEETS Program. We got to meet the new … Continue reading National Night Out

Tags: , BEETS, Buchanan Mall, Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, National Night Out

CROPPED_4.28.16-RPSrCntr-BM_IMG_6624 Buchanan Mall with Rosa Parks Senior Center

May 1st, 2016

On Thursday, April 28, 2016 CommunityGrows joined Citizen Films, Green Streets, the Western Addition Neighborhood Access Point Career Center, Bayview Senior Services, the Recreation and Park Department, and other neighborhood partners for an afternoon on Buchanan Mall at the Rosa Parks Senior Center. There was planting of edibles led by Jay Jordan, our CommunityGrows Garden Educator,and … Continue reading Buchanan Mall with Rosa Parks Senior Center

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IMG_5305 Buchanan Mall-Mayor’s Day of Service

January 10th, 2016

On a rainy Saturday, January 9, 2016, CommunityGrows joined Buchanan Mall partners, Green Streets, Citizen Film and Mo’Magic to clean, green, serve and beautify San Francisco. Many volunteers throughout the City came to Ella Hill Hutch at 9:00 AM, donned yellow rain gear, and helped plant a tree in the front of Ella Hill Hutch … Continue reading Buchanan Mall-Mayor’s Day of Service

Tags: , Buchanan Mall, CitizenFilm, Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, Green Streets, Magic Zone, Uncategorized