Category Archives: Buchanan Mall

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

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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

IMG_4356 Buchanan Mall Celebration

November 14th, 2015

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, November 7, 2015 the community came out to celebrate all their hard work on the Buchanan Mall. The Buchanan Mall Community worked closely with the partners—Green Streets and Citizen Film, The Trust for Public Land, S.F. Recreation and Parks Department, and Exploratorium—to imagine, design, and build new site improvements on … Continue reading Buchanan Mall Celebration

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IMG_4183 Planting at Buchanan Mall

October 24th, 2015

On Thursday afternoon, October 22, 2015 the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) joined partners CitizenFilm, GreenStreets and the Exploratorium to plant hearty succulents and drought-resisted natives along Buchanan Mall. This effort is a reactivation of an area once blighted by crime and neglect. Walking through the area, which covers Buchanan Street between … Continue reading Planting at Buchanan Mall

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IMG_3447 Buchanan Mall Activation with the BEETS!

October 18th, 2015

The CommunityGrows Fall BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) spent Thursday October 1, 2015 working with Green Streets, Citizen Film and other partners to paint troughs which will hold plantings along Buchanan Mall in San Francisco. This project is part of a Buchanan Mall Activation Project which has brought together many neighborhood elders, … Continue reading Buchanan Mall Activation with the BEETS!

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8.4.15-NNO_IMG_2911 National Night Out

August 10th, 2015

On Tuesday, August 4, 2015 the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) worked a table at National Night Out at Ella Hill Hutch on the Buchanan Mall. It was a sunny afternoon that brought out lots of neighbors, community organizations and City departments to celebrate the commitment we all have to improving our … Continue reading National Night Out

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7.8.15-BuchananMall-Exploratorium_IMG_1786 Buchanan Mall Activation!

July 18th, 2015

We are honored to be included as partners with neighborhood residents, Green Streets and the Exploratorium to reactivate Buchanan Mall. This narrow park is 6 blocks long on Buchanan Street in the Western Addition, between Grove and Eddy. Right now many housing development butt up against it, as well as the Rosa Parks Senior Center, … Continue reading Buchanan Mall Activation!

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