Category Archives: Koshland Garden

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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Workday with Bain & Co and Gateway High School

October 19th, 2017

On September 29, 2017 volunteers from Bain and Co and Gateway High School joined CommunityGrows for a workday in Koshland Garden. Melissa Tang, our new CommunityGrows Director of Programs, working with Adrian Almquist, Gardens Program Manager, led the day and assigned tasks. These great crews turned the compost, prepped beds in the lower garden, weeded, … Continue reading Workday with Bain & Co and Gateway High School

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IMG_2005 Western Addition Beacon Afterschool in Koshland Garden

October 19th, 2017

On September 14, 2017 the after-school class of the Western Addition Beacon kids arrived in Koshland Garden full of enthusiasm to be outdoors. CommunityGrows Gardens Program Manager, Adrian Almquist, corralled the mostly kindergarten and first graders together to start a lesson on the what plants need to survive. Dirt..water..sun..and air. After taking attendance and helping … Continue reading Western Addition Beacon Afterschool in Koshland Garden

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IMG_1512 Morgan Stanley Shines at Koshland Garden

August 17th, 2017

On Wednesday August 16, 2017 a large group of Morgan Stanley volunteers came out to help us get Koshland Garden in good shape for the upcoming school year. After welcomes and introductions by the CommunityGrows staff, Melissa Tang, Director of Programs led everyone on a tour of the garden. The memorial planting garden was under … Continue reading Morgan Stanley Shines at Koshland Garden

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6.26.17-KP-WABeacon_IMG_0816 Summer Fun with the Western Addition Beacon

August 2nd, 2017

On Monday, June 26th the Western Addition Beacon Center youth came to Koshland Park for their fun time in the garden. Adrian Almquist, Garden Programs Manager led the class through the cycle of life—from seeds, to plants, to fruits and vegetables. They got to plant fava beans and starts of kale and then watered the … Continue reading Summer Fun with the Western Addition Beacon

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6.10.17-KP-Wkday-Starbucks_IMG_0592 Workday with Starbucks!

June 10th, 2017

Koshland Garden got a spiffing up on Saturday, June 10, 2017 with the help of a great crew from Starbucks. Thanks to CommunityGrows Advisory Board member Jaromy Schmidt, who manages a Starbucks stores in San Francisco, many of his team came out to support us and brought delicious coffee. Adrian Almquist, Garden Programs Manager led … Continue reading Workday with Starbucks!

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IMG_0357 John Muir Students in Koshland Garden

May 25th, 2017

On Thursday, May 11, 2017 Koshland Garden was buzzing with Ms. Martin’s first graders from John Muir Elementary School. CommunityGrows Garden Programs Supervisor Paul Bergkamp led them on a lesson about spring, flowers and pollinators. After their discussion, they went off through the garden with paper and pens to draw flowers. It was an opportunity … Continue reading John Muir Students in Koshland Garden

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IMG_0259 BEETS Graduate!

May 24th, 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017 the Fall-Spring BEETS Cohort graduated. The CommunityGrows staff celebrated the past eight months of their accomplishments with a slide show and BBQ in Koshland Garden. The BEETS program is a stipended, hands-on, outdoor learning experience that provides roughly 20 youth each year with life skills and job-readiness training. The program aims … Continue reading BEETS Graduate!

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IMG_0174 Earth Day with International High School

May 24th, 2017

On Saturday, April 22, 2017 CommunityGrows celebrated Earth Day with students from International High School in Koshland Garden. It was a great day of weeding, pruning, planting and cleaning up the garden for the summer. We were also happy to have two of our Advisory Board members Sarah Penney and Catheline Leung join us. Paul … Continue reading Earth Day with International High School

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1.16.17-MLK DAY-Peter Merts_20170116_078e Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

January 29th, 2017

On Monday January 16, 2017 CommunityGrows joined the African American Arts and Culture Complex (AAACC) to honor Martin Luther King Jr with a presentation and workday in various sites in the Western Addition. Great volunteers joined us from all over the Bay Area, with an especially large contingent from Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco. … Continue reading Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

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