Category Archives: Cooking Class

NF10 Three Cheers for the Green Team!

May 30th, 2018

As the school year comes to a close, we want to share our gratitude and highlight the Rosa Parks Green Team. This group of parents are incredible advocates for CommunityGrows’ programs at Rosa Parks Elementary School. We cannot thank them enough for all of their support and dedication!

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DCYF DCYF awards multi-year grant for cultivating healthy youth!

March 1st, 2018

We are so grateful and excited to be awarded a 5-year grant from the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families! This substantial grant will support our Seed to Mouth Garden Education Program, which teaches environmental and nutritional education using gardens as classrooms.

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Impromptu Salad Day at Rosa Parks Yoga and Salad in the Lower Garden

January 30th, 2018

A new tradition has begun at Rosa Parks as students join Seed-to-Mouth Garden Educator, Annie, for weekly yoga sessions in the Lower Garden. Students were also treated to an impromptu Salad Day thanks to all of the extra veggies in the gardens. Plus, get a recipe for Four-Ingredient Homemade Croutons!

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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

30158839770_63eacd6294_o Salad Days Are Back!

October 20th, 2017

September is a month of beginnings – the beginning of the school year, the beginning of fall – and at John Muir Elementary School, it marked the beginning of our monthly Salad Days. Since students also participate in our Environmental Education classes, Salad Days allow them to be fully engaged in all the steps of the garden process: planting, cultivating, harvesting, and most importantly, eating!

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HappyBoy-with-Snack-Crystal-2017 Summer Fun: Nutrition & Cooking at the YMCA Hayward Rec

August 24th, 2017

This summer CommunityGrows’ Rec Connect class has met with cooking class coordinator Crystal Leon with a theme of summer simplicity that will also be able to carry students throughout the school year. That theme is: After School Snack. With the goal of putting together a series of lessons that included all recipes that the kids … Continue reading Summer Fun: Nutrition & Cooking at the YMCA Hayward Rec

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Strawberries, Melons and Bananas

July 2nd, 2017

On Friday, June 29, 2017 our CommunityGrows Seed-to-Mouth Cooking Instructor Crystal Leon, made fruit parfaits with middle schoolers and teens from the Buchanan YMCA. A number of youth got to de-stem and cut strawberries, melons and bananas. Then everyone had a chance to put together their own parfaits with the fruit, yogurt and Cherrios! Delicious.

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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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IMG_0218 Work and Health Day at Rosa Parks Elementary

May 24th, 2017

On Saturday April 29, 2017 Rosa Parks Elementary held a workday in collaboration with CommunityGrows and the Buchanan YMCA Healthy Kids Day. This free event for families and friends-to charge into summer-included a bouncy house along with very helpful and healthy resources.Many families turned out to work in the gardens, getting them ready for summer … Continue reading Work and Health Day at Rosa Parks Elementary

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2.8.17-RP-SaladDay_IMG_0055 Yummy Salad Day at Rosa Parks

February 13th, 2017

On Thursday, February 8th, thanks to a grants from Kaiser-Permanente and Atena Corporation, CommunityGrows was able to partner with the Green Team at Rosa Parks Elementary School to offer a monthly Salad Day. One of the parents on the Green Team, Jocelyn Herndon, was able to secure delicious produce from Whole Foods on California Street … Continue reading Yummy Salad Day at Rosa Parks

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