Category Archives: Field Trip

IMG_1156 Bees are Buzzin’ this Summer!

July 11th, 2017

On Thursday July 6, 2017 our third summer trip to Green Gulch Farm with two summer partners brought sunshine and adventures! The farm was a-buzz with discoveries about bees and how they help us in the world. In fact, the first stop for these youth from Hayward Rec Connect and Booker T. Washington Community Service … Continue reading Bees are Buzzin’ this Summer!

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10-22-16-beets-ropescourse_img_7928 BEETS Climbing to New Heights!

October 23rd, 2016

On Saturday October 22, 2016 our new cohort of BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) spent the day at Ft Miley/Lands End in San Francisco doing a ropes course from 9-4 PM. The event was hosted by the Pacific Leadership Institute of the Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Department of San Francisco State University. … Continue reading BEETS Climbing to New Heights!

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Green Gulch Farm-An Intentional Community

July 25th, 2016

On Thursday, July 21, 2016 CommunityGrows invited three groups-Up on Top, Prince Hall Learning Center and our BEETS-for a final visit to Green Gulch Farm in Marin County this summer. Nestled in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s (GGNRA) Muir Beach watershed, Green Gulch is the perfect adventure for our City kids to explore. Green … Continue reading Green Gulch Farm-An Intentional Community

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7.7.16-GGF-HRec_135053_1468004727432 Trips to Green Gulch Farm

July 16th, 2016

On June 23rd and July 7th CommunityGrows took their summer partners and youth to Green Gulch Farm. On June 23rd the Village Project and the Buchanan YMCA and on July 7th Hayward Rec Connect and Booker T. Washington youth got to go to Green Gulch thanks to CommunityGrows. Some of the highlights were eating Sorrel … Continue reading Trips to Green Gulch Farm

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6.22.16-Yosemite-SFW_Ranger-Shelton-Johnson Yosemite-Shelton Johnson-Buffalo Soldiers-BEETS

July 4th, 2016

The BEETS go to Yosemite and meet Shelton Johnson to learn about the Buffalo Soldiers! Read all about it with a first-hand report from one of our BEETS intern, Ivan Galdamez below: Yosemite BackyardBound camping trip is a memory that will forever be ingrained into my life. The 3-day camping trip was an amazing experience … Continue reading Yosemite-Shelton Johnson-Buffalo Soldiers-BEETS

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KEF-IMG_1404 Food Justice, Oakland Style with the BEETS

March 9th, 2016

On February 20, 2016, the Spring cohort of the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) headed across the Bay to meet with cooperative workers, entrepreneurs, farmers, and activists to learn more about what community members are doing to bring healthy food to others. Six years ago the Food Cooperative, which is owned and run … Continue reading Food Justice, Oakland Style with the BEETS

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6.23.15-GGF-BEETS-UpOnTop_IMG_1607 Green Gulch Farm with Up-on-Top and BEETS

June 28th, 2015

On Tuesday June 23, 2015 CommunityGrows staff took a bus-load of youth from Up on Top organization and the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) to Green Gulch Farm for the day. Under sunny skies and after name tags, check-ins and a visit to the temple, the groups split up to enjoy the … Continue reading Green Gulch Farm with Up-on-Top and BEETS

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3.31.15-BEETS-Bi-Rite_IMG_0650 BEETS and Board to Bi-Rite

April 4th, 2015

On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, four of our Spring BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens), Cesar Martinez, Clarisse Peterson, Elilita Geletu and Vincente Rivera got a private tour of Bi-Rite Grocery on 18th Street in San Francisco. Shakirah Simley, CommunityGrows Advisory Board Chair and Bi-Rite’s Community Outreach Coordinator led the tour. Two more … Continue reading BEETS and Board to Bi-Rite

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3.12.15-BEETS-MaxineHallHealth_IMG_0385 BEETS Tour Maxine Hall Health Center

March 17th, 2015

On Thursday, March 12, 2015 the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) toured the Maxine Hall Health Center in the heart of the Western Addition. They were greeted by Touré Clark, the Coordinator for Interns and Volunteers at the Center. His lively and engaging personality held the teens’ attention for the entire afternoon. … Continue reading BEETS Tour Maxine Hall Health Center

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3.7.15-BEETS-LEJ_IMG_0340 BEETS join LEJ at Candlestick Point Restoration

March 9th, 2015

On Saturday, March 7, 2015 The BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) took a trip to the South East corner of San Francisco to join LEJ (Literacy for Environmental Justice) teens and staff for a day of gardening and habitat restoration at Candlestick Point State Park. Most of us had never been to … Continue reading BEETS join LEJ at Candlestick Point Restoration

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