Category Archives: Gardens

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_0218 Work and Health Day at Rosa Parks Elementary

May 24th, 2017

On Saturday April 29, 2017 Rosa Parks Elementary held a workday in collaboration with CommunityGrows and the Buchanan YMCA Healthy Kids Day. This free event for families and friends-to charge into summer-included a bouncy house along with very helpful and healthy resources.Many families turned out to work in the gardens, getting them ready for summer … Continue reading Work and Health Day at Rosa Parks Elementary

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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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IMG_0114 Kindergarteners Celebrate Earth Day!

May 24th, 2017

On Friday April 21, 2017 the kindergarten class of Rosa Parks Elementary enjoyed a day in the upper garden with CommunityGrows Garden Educator Jay Jordan. Jay has a way of getting everyone engaged in physical activity and working in the garden. He began the lesson by talking about Spring and planting seeds. In their walk … Continue reading Kindergarteners Celebrate Earth Day!

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2.8.17-RP-SaladDay_IMG_0055 Yummy Salad Day at Rosa Parks

February 13th, 2017

On Thursday, February 8th, thanks to a grants from Kaiser-Permanente and Atena Corporation, CommunityGrows was able to partner with the Green Team at Rosa Parks Elementary School to offer a monthly Salad Day. One of the parents on the Green Team, Jocelyn Herndon, was able to secure delicious produce from Whole Foods on California Street … Continue reading Yummy Salad Day at Rosa Parks

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1.17.17-BEETS-Giants-Cooking_IMG_1132 BEETS Cookin’ at AT&T Garden

February 11th, 2017

On Tuesday, January 17, 2017 the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) enjoyed a cooking day at AT&T Park. The park, home to the San Francisco Giants also hosts a beautiful garden. It is a 4,320-square-foot patch, located just under the scoreboard behind the centerfield wall. Beyond providing a one-of-a-kind food experience within … Continue reading BEETS Cookin’ at AT&T Garden

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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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