Category Archives: Field Trip

2.19.15-BEETS-PieRanch_IMG_20150219_125002650_TOP BEETS go to Pie Ranch!

March 1st, 2015

On Thursday, February 19, 2015 our Spring BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) took a trip to Pie Ranch is Pescadero, California. Here are some notes from the day, written by Melissa Tang, our CommunityGrows BEETS Program Manager: “I liked eating pie and learning about the different processes used in the farm!” – … Continue reading BEETS go to Pie Ranch!

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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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Green Gulch Farm with Booker T. and Up-on-Top Summer Youth

June 14th, 2014

On Thursday, June 12, 2014, CommunityGrows took two groups of youth from Booker T. Washington Community Service Center and Up-on-Top Summer Program to Green Gulch Farm. It was a day out of the City to enjoy the fresh air, see the gardens and get some exercise. After a winding road up Highway 1 and down … Continue reading Green Gulch Farm with Booker T. and Up-on-Top Summer Youth

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All about Trash!

February 16th, 2014

On Saturday, February 15, 2014 our CommunityGrows Spring BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) cohort when off to explore trash at Recology. Recology is an integrated resource recovery company headquartered in San Francisco, California. The company collects and processes municipal solid waste, reclaiming useful materials that would have otherwise been buried in a … Continue reading All about Trash!

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Spring 2014 BEETS begins with trip to Baker Beach!

February 9th, 2014

On January 28, 2014 our Spring BEETS Cohort began. This spring, the BEETS Program (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) has seven new teens and five returning from previous sessions. For the first time since 2008, this cohort has more guys than gals—an exciting adventure! They came from a pool of 40 applicants, and … Continue reading Spring 2014 BEETS begins with trip to Baker Beach!

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