Category Archives: Hayward Recreation Center

Men with Fruit!

May 21st, 2014

Both our male staff members at CommunityGrows were dishing up great food on Monday, May 19, 2014 at two of our sites, Rosa Parks Elementary School and Hayward Rec Center in San Francisco. Adrian Almquist, Garden Programs Manager, led a lesson in making Apple Strawberry Crumble and Ezekiel McCarter, Rosa Parks Garden Assistant, created yummy … Continue reading Men with Fruit!

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Try this at home: Sushi!

April 21st, 2014

On Monday, April 21, 2014 we made sushi with the after school K-5 graders at Hayward Rec Center on Laguna Street in San Francisco. The sushi was marvelous! In fact, it was so easy we may never buy sushi again. See below for the easy recipe. After going over the Seed-to-Mouth rules and washing hands, … Continue reading Try this at home: Sushi!

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Say “Cheese” Please!

February 15th, 2014

On Monday, February 10, 2014 the Seed-to-Mouth afterschool cooking class at Hayward Rec Center on Laguna Street in San Francisco made Ricotta Cheese. The youth began by de-stemming oregano and rosemary and chopping the herbs finely. They also washed and separated romaine lettuce. Then they watched as Adrian Almquist, CommunityGrows garden educator and cooking instructor, … Continue reading Say “Cheese” Please!

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Miso Soup for the Masses!

February 5th, 2014

On Monday January 27, 2014 CommunityGrows led the after-school youth at Hayward Rec Center in San Francisco through the paces to make a hearty miso soup.  They stemmed and chopped kale, cut up carrots, sweet potatoes and onions, boiling and peeled hard boiled eggs, and added soba noodles.  Everyone was busy creating and contributing to … Continue reading Miso Soup for the Masses!

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Gingerbread and Whipped Cream!

December 11th, 2013

On Monday, December 9, 2013 the after-school youth at Hayward Rec Center on Laguna Street in San Francisco, got to make a holiday treat: Gingerbread! Gingerbread from scratch! It was a long process and everyone had faith that something good was going to come of all their efforts. Each youth got to add the ingredients, … Continue reading Gingerbread and Whipped Cream!

Tags: After-School Program, Cooking Class, Hayward Recreation Center

Dinosaur Kale and Happy Tummies

October 25th, 2013

On Monday, October 21st, the Hayward RecConnect-San Francisco kids devoted themselves to ripping stems from Dinosaur Kale and chopping the leaves into small pieces. They cut onions, zucchini and carrots as well, to add to a delicious minestrone soup. Well versed in the art of washing hands, caring for utensils and other cooking rules, these … Continue reading Dinosaur Kale and Happy Tummies

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Herb Smells for Watermelons-Hayward Carnival

July 17th, 2013

CommunityGrows BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) devised a great game for the 2013 Hayward Rec Carnival held on July 12th. Placing different herbs in cloth bags—lavendar, rosemary, basil, lemon verbena, mint and lamb’s ear, the BEETS allowed the kids to reach in, touch and smell the mystery herbs and guess which ones … Continue reading Herb Smells for Watermelons-Hayward Carnival

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Veggie Pizza with Hayward Rec Summer Program

June 18th, 2013

CommunityGrows Summer Program is well underway with cooking at Hayward Recreation Center. On Monday, June 17th, pizza was on the menu. Adrian Almquist led the group in making the dough for the pizzas, while Adrian Gaino, our Cooking Instructor kept the youth chopping away, slicing and dicing vegetables. Venyse Sims and Barbara Nguyen, two of … Continue reading Veggie Pizza with Hayward Rec Summer Program

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Cooking with the San Francisco Foundation

April 8th, 2013

Today, Monday, April 8, 2013, our Seed to Mouth Cooking Class of CommunityGrows had three visitors from the San Francisco Foundation. Mark Cloutier, Program Director, Shalini Iyer, Community Health Program Fellow; and Emily Rosenberg, Program Assistant, all from the Public Policy, Community Health and Civic Engagement Initiative joined us to see the program in action. … Continue reading Cooking with the San Francisco Foundation

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Three Bean Salad

March 24th, 2013

Thanks to grants from Kaiser-Permanente and the YMCA, CommunityGrows has been able to expand our Seed to Mouth Cooking Classes at Hayward Recreation Center, as well as with the Western Addition Beacon Center at Hayes Valley South Community Room. Staff have been been teaching 65 youth to eat and cook healthy foods. They’ve also been … Continue reading Three Bean Salad

Tags: Cooking Class, Hayes Valley South, Hayward Recreation Center