Category Archives: Farms

1.21.17-MT_AlemanyFarm_IMG_2482 BEETS Work at Alemany Farm

January 29th, 2017

On Saturday January 21, 2017 The BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) spent the day at Alemany Farm in San Francisco helping out with their workday. They were able with CommunityGrows staff Melissa Tang and Jay Jordan, as well as other volunteers, to plant cabbage and collard greens, flip compost, wood chip muddy … Continue reading BEETS Work at Alemany Farm

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10-29-16-cityslicker-youth-summit_img_8210 Youth Summit at City Slicker Farms in Oakland

November 9th, 2016

On Saturday, October 29, 2016 CommunityGrows hosted the second Bay Area Youth Summit for organizations working on issues of environmental justice at City Slicker Farms. Groups included Literacy for Environmental Justice and Nature’s Voices, as well as the CommunityGrows BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens). After the great rain the few days before, … Continue reading Youth Summit at City Slicker Farms in Oakland

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7.16.16-Alemany-YouthSummit_IMG_6876 Youth Summit at Alemany Farm

July 17th, 2016

On Saturday, July 16, 2016 CommunityGrows hosted a youth day for urban agriculture for Bay Area teens at Alemany Farm. These eco-literacy teen groups included Pie Ranch, Friends of the Urban Forest, Literacy for Environmental Justice (LEJ), Urban Sprouts, and the Cultural Conservancy. They came together to celebrate each other’s work, and discuss their hopes, … Continue reading Youth Summit at Alemany Farm

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IMG_0679-SFW Vision Academy Visits Alemany Farm

March 29th, 2016

On Wednesday, March 16, 2016, CommunityGrows Gardens Program Manager Adrian Almquist worked with youth from the Vision Academy from the BayView. Here they are weeding chard. They also learned about ecosystems, food webs, predators, prey, decomposers and pollinators. We ate ground cherries, and Swiss chard. Great day in the sun.

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BEST-IMG_0675-SFW Classes at Alemany Farm

March 9th, 2016

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 CommunityGrows started teaching classes at Alemany Farm thanks to a grant from Aetna Foundation Local Roots Program. Judy Jue and David Banks brought their youth from Vision Academy to tour the farm. They were able to taste mint and sample nectar from pineapple sage flowers, smell geraniums and rosemary. Adrian Almquist, CommunityGrows Garden Programs … Continue reading Classes at Alemany Farm

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IMG_3758 Three Sisters Harvest at Indian Valley

October 19th, 2015

On Indigenous Peoples Day, Monday, October 12, 2015, the BEETS traveled out to Indian Valley Organic Farm in Novato, CA to work and join the Three Sisters Harvest Celebration. The Indian Valley Organic Farm & Garden (IVOF&G) was founded in 2008 as a direct response to a call from the Marin Agricultural Summit to establish … Continue reading Three Sisters Harvest at Indian Valley

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IMG_3489 John Muir Salad Days are here again!

October 18th, 2015

With a grant from Kaiser-Permanente we are honored to offer Salad Days again this year at John Muir Elementary School. CommunityGrows staff Melissa Tang and Cha’Shay Woldridge joined Advisory Board member Casey Johnson in the morning Friday, October 2nd, 2015 to cut and peel organic vegetables, donated by Veritable Vegetable. Carrots from Something Good Organics … Continue reading John Muir Salad Days are here again!

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GrowingPowerLOGO Growing Power Conference-Milwaukee

November 13th, 2014

On November 7-9, 2014 Adrian Almquist, our CommunityGrows Garden Programs Manager, attended the Growing Power Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The theme was Urban and Small Farms Conference:  Building a Fair Food Economy to Grow Healthy People. The intent of this national and international conference was to share ideas and inspire others to find ways to create sustainable … Continue reading Growing Power Conference-Milwaukee

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Summer Fun Harvesting Potatoes!

August 3rd, 2014

by Adrian Almquist, CommunityGrows Garden Programs Manager Photo by Donn DeAngelo On Tuesday, July 29, 2014, CommunityGrows took youth from the African American Arts and Culture Complex, the Village Project, and Prince Hall Learning Center out to Green Gulch Farm in Marin. We parked at Muir Beach and walked a mile or so up the … Continue reading Summer Fun Harvesting Potatoes!

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Studying Watersheds in the Gulch

July 20th, 2014

On Tuesday, July 15, 2014 CommunityGrows staff took two summer partner groups to Green Gulch Farm. The Western Addition Beacon and the Buchanan YMCA. Our BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) joined them for a day in the country. While the two partner groups got a great tour of the farm, fields, composts … Continue reading Studying Watersheds in the Gulch

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