Category Archives: Cooking Class

30158839770_63eacd6294_o Salad Days Are Back!

October 30th, 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. For those not familiar with Salad Days, the tradition began in 2015 as an initiative to give students access to fresh produce and to get … Continue reading Salad Days Are Back!

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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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1.17.17-BEETS-Giants-Cooking_IMG_1132 BEETS Cookin’ at AT&T Garden

February 11th, 2017

On Tuesday, January 17, 2017 the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) enjoyed a cooking day at AT&T Park. The park, home to the San Francisco Giants also hosts a beautiful garden. It is a 4,320-square-foot patch, located just under the scoreboard behind the centerfield wall. Beyond providing a one-of-a-kind food experience within … Continue reading BEETS Cookin’ at AT&T Garden

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10-20-16-jmes-saladday_img_7893 John Muir Loves Salads!

October 23rd, 2016

Another great Salad Day at John Muir School, thanks to Kaiser-Permanente and Gus’ Market on Harrison Street. We were honored to get organic greens, fuji apples, carrots, cucumbers and peppers. What a treat! Here are some photos from the day. Enjoy! For more photos see our Flickr Photostream here.

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img_1313 Ugly Vegetables!

October 10th, 2016

“What makes this carrot prettier than that one?” “Believe it or not, this carrot tastes exactly the same as that one!” “That’s a pickle? But why is it so… white?” Oh I get it… It tastes just like a pickle, it’s just an ugly pickle.” As we are fully immersed in San Francisco Fall – … Continue reading Ugly Vegetables!

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img_20160915_114649382_top Salad Days at John Muir

October 10th, 2016

Thanks to a grant from Kaiser-Permanente Community Benefit Program, CommunityGrows is able to continue offering Salad Days at John Muir School. With a great donation of organic greens, carrots and cucumbers from Veritable Vegetable. Salad is prepped in the Parents’ Room of the school and taken to the cafeteria at lunch time. We make three … Continue reading Salad Days at John Muir

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