Category Archives: Koshland Garden

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.

Tags: , , , AAACC, BEETS, Buchanan Mall, Koshland Garden, Koshland Park, Lick-Wilmerding HS, MLK Day, Volunteers and Interns Spotlight, Workdays

11-5-16-kp-avila-fuf_img_8416 Workday with Avila & Associates and FUF

November 9th, 2016

On Saturday November 5, 2016 CommunityGrows held a workday in Koshland Garden to celebrate our partnership with Avila & Associates, and Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF). Avila and Associates provides provides civil engineering, environmental services, and water resources engineering services to public agencies at the federal, state and local level; private property owners; civil … Continue reading Workday with Avila & Associates and FUF

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bain-workday_aaacc Bain & Co Volunteers

October 17th, 2016

A group of great volunteers from the San Francisco office of Bain & Company spent Friday, September 16, 21016 working with CommunityGrows. We met at the African American Arts and Culture Complex (AAACC) garden, where CommunityGrows’ headquarters is located. To start the day, Kelly ErnstFriedman, CG Deputy Director, Melissa Tang, BEETS Program Manager, and BEETS … Continue reading Bain & Co Volunteers

Tags: , , , Advisory Board, Bain & Co., BEETS, Buchanan Mall, Koshland Garden, Koshland Park, Volunteers, Workdays

9-30-16-gateway-kp_img_7774 Gateway High Service Day in Koshland Garden

October 10th, 2016

On Friday, September 30th, Gateway High School joined CommunityGrows staff Melissa Tang and BEETS intern Ivan Gladamez in Koshland Garden for a volunteer Day of Service. These 15 youth and their Humanities Teacher, Amanda LaBerge, did a lot of weeding, mulching, composting and getting the garden ready for the fall. Great job everyone and thank … Continue reading Gateway High Service Day in Koshland Garden

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5.13.16-KP-BBQ_IMG_6728 End of School BBQ

May 15th, 2016

On Friday afternoon May 13, 2016 from 4-6 PM students and CommunityGrows partners came out for a great BBQ in Koshland Garden. Teachers from John Muir Elementary School joined parents from Rosa Parks Elementary School, along with Magic Zone and Western Addition Beacon kids for hot dogs, salads, chips, watermelon and cookies to celebrate the … Continue reading End of School BBQ

Tags: , , After-School Program, BBQ, John Muir Elementary School, Koshland Garden, Magic Zone, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Western Addition Beacon

IMG_6705 Yale Alumni Rock!

May 7th, 2016

We love the rain! Even when there’s a workday in Koshland Park and Garden. On Saturday, May 7th eighteen volunteers from the Yale Alumni group came out to help us spruce up the park and garden. Besides helping Freddie Ealom, our Recreation and Park Garden in the upper park, everyone took on the tasks of … Continue reading Yale Alumni Rock!

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5.7.16-KPWkday Workday at Koshland Park-Saturday, May 7th, 2016

May 1st, 2016

Please join us on Saturday, May 7th from 10-1 PM for a workday in Koshland Park. 5.7.16-Koshland Park Workday by blwenger

Tags: , , Koshland Garden, Koshland Park, Volunteers and Interns Spotlight, Workdays, Yale Day of Service

4.13.16-JMES-MrSteve_IMG_6192 Kindergartners Learn about Water

April 17th, 2016

Steve Herraiz (Mr. Steve) had his class of enthusiastic kindergartners at John Muir Elementary School, walk down to the Koshland Park Community Learning Garden for their morning lesson on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. CommunityGrows Garden Programs Manager Adrian Almquist was excited for the day to talk about water and where it comes from. (Hetch Hetchy! … Continue reading Kindergartners Learn about Water

Tags: , , Environmental Education, John Muir Elementary School, Koshland Garden

IMG_5624 John Muir Students Origami and Photsynthesis

February 20th, 2016

On Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Mr. Tamsky’s 4th grade bi-lingual Spanish class at John Muir Elementary School came to Koshland Park for their afternoon lesson. Adrian Almquist, CommunityGrows’ Garden Programs Manager began to cover two difficult lessons—tackling photosynthesis and learning how to make origami cranes. In an effort to understand photosynthesis, Adrian reminded the youth that … Continue reading John Muir Students Origami and Photsynthesis

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BEETS_SIGN_IMG_21330-SFW Spring 2016 BEETS Begins!

February 3rd, 2016

On Tuesday, February 2, 2016 our Spring BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) began their training at John Muir Elementary School and the Koshland Park Community Learning Garden. In the group were four “returners”: Mia Manalo, Jennifer Nazara, Charome Thomas and Adrian Valencia. Joining them are Ronnie Allen, Gene Chu, Gonzalo Duque, Alejandro … Continue reading Spring 2016 BEETS Begins!

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