Category Archives: The Edible Schoolyard-BVHP

img_1313 Ugly Vegetables!

October 10th, 2016

“What makes this carrot prettier than that one?” “Believe it or not, this carrot tastes exactly the same as that one!” “That’s a pickle? But why is it so… white?” Oh I get it… It tastes just like a pickle, it’s just an ugly pickle.” As we are fully immersed in San Francisco Fall – … Continue reading Ugly Vegetables!

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8.31.16-CJ-Cooking-SFW_IMG_3835 A Taste of Summer

September 4th, 2016

While we weren’t gone long for summer break at the Edible Schoolyard, we were gone just long enough to come back and be welcomed by a bounty of mature summer crops – cucumbers, lush ears of corn, squash, peppers, as well as multiple varieties of the sweetest cherry tomatoes. So much so, that in the … Continue reading A Taste of Summer

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Club members try to guess what fruit or veggie is above their head, using clues given by their peers. Cooking with Crystal at Willie Mays Clubhouse

August 7th, 2016

“Can you see peace and quiet?” This is the question that was posed by a visiting clubhouse member upon entering the Willie Mays Edible Schoolyard Garden for the first time this July. When new members are welcomed into the garden we try to introduce it to them as a place of safety, a place of … Continue reading Cooking with Crystal at Willie Mays Clubhouse

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6.30.16-ESY-SFW-1 Cooking in June at Willie Mays

July 16th, 2016

Report by Crystal Jones, CommunityGrows Cooking Coordinator: Summer at the clubhouse has felt much like camp over the past few weeks. Lots of foot traffic around, high energy, and though the days are longer, the assortment of activity has allowed it to feel very fast paced. Amidst the rumble, in the cooking department we’ve been … Continue reading Cooking in June at Willie Mays

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RawBeets-SFW_IMG_2094 Cooking Report for May by Crystal Jones

July 4th, 2016

“Why’s it look so weird? It’s fun to harvest because you don’t know what you’re gonna get!” “Yeah, it’s kind of like opening a present…” “Oh my gosh it kind of looks like a hairy creature! Or like an octopus!” When you’re out in the garden, pulling plants out of the ground, I suppose “legs” … Continue reading Cooking Report for May by Crystal Jones

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3.31.16-WMC-Cooking-11 Seed-to-Mouth Cooking at Willie Mays Clubhouse-March

April 11th, 2016

During the month of March 2016 the primary focus for the Seed to Mouth cooking class at Willie Mays was discussing vitamins and their carriers. Relating vitamins and minerals to the food from which they come, touring our very own garden to discuss these matters further, then working together to execute recipes that would offer … Continue reading Seed-to-Mouth Cooking at Willie Mays Clubhouse-March

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3.8.16-ESY-Waters-Allen-IMG_1085-SFW Lunch with Alice and Will

March 29th, 2016

On March 8, 2016, CommunityGrows staff Adrian Almquist, Garden Programs Manager, and Crystal Jones, Seed-to-Mouth Cooking Coordinator had lunch with Alice Waters and Will Allen at the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, CA.   Here is Crystal’s report:  “There are very rare opportunities where one gets to gather among a couple of their heroes, in a … Continue reading Lunch with Alice and Will

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3.1.16-seedtomouthflyerCG Cooking at Willie Mays

March 9th, 2016

by Crystal Jones, CommunityGrows Seed-to-Mouth Cooking Programs Manager During the month of February we had several exciting program meetings with youth Willie Mays Club members in the Seed to Mouth cooking class, lead by CommunityGrows Cooking Programs Manager Crystal Jones. We started the month off by covering the rules of knife safety, then applied those … Continue reading Cooking at Willie Mays

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IMG_0069 Tortilla Epanola and Arepas at Willie Mays Clubhouse

January 27th, 2016

Crystal Jones, our new Seed-tp-Mouth Cooking Coordinator is already making a big impact at Willie Mays Clubhouse in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood. Here is Crystal’s report: The teens enjoyed making the Torilla Epanola recipe very much last week. So much so that they ended up making another so everyone could have seconds, after they all finished off … Continue reading Tortilla Epanola and Arepas at Willie Mays Clubhouse

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IMG_4786 Creating a Grateful Bowl at Willie Mays Clubhouse

November 28th, 2015

Friday, November 20th the youth at Willie Mays Clubhouse made a Grateful Bowl recipe by Crystal Jones, inspired by Café Gratitude. Crystal mentioned that “the idea behind the grateful bowl is to have one dish that is not only satisfying, but is affordable and also meets every nutritional need. The grateful bowl should always contain … Continue reading Creating a Grateful Bowl at Willie Mays Clubhouse

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