Category Archives: Partners

Teens in Koshland Garden with the Redwood Trust

November 3rd, 2013

Saturday, November 2, 2013 the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) hosted teens from the CA Academy of Sciences and CommunityGrows hosted the Redwood Trust Employee Foundation for a day of garden maintenance in Koshland Park. The Redwood Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT) located in Mill Valley, CA. In May … Continue reading Teens in Koshland Garden with the Redwood Trust

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Redwood Trust Sponsors Koshland Garden Workday

October 12th, 2013

Please join CommunityGrows and the Redwood Trust Employee Foundation for an invigorating day working in the Koshland Garden in Koshland Park San Francisco, on the corner of Page and Buchanan Streets on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. See details below. Hope to see you there!11.2.13 Redwood KP Wkday

Tags: BEETS, Featured, Koshland Park, Koshland Park, Redwood Trust Employees Foundation, Upcoming Events

Workday in Koshland Park with Starbucks and the BEETS

September 28th, 2013

On Saturday, September 14th our friends from Starbucks joined CommunityGrows staff and the new Fall cohort of BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) for a workday in Koshland Park and Garden. Lots of green refuse came out of the garden, and wood chips when in. Beds were mulched, ivy cleared, and fun was … Continue reading Workday in Koshland Park with Starbucks and the BEETS

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B.A.T.S. at the CA Academy!

August 18th, 2013

CommunityGrows BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) participated in Teen Science Night at the CA Academy of Science on Friday, August 16, 2013. Teen Science Night was a night of non-stop science exploration, DJs, dancing, games and food organized by Bay Area Teen Science (B.A.T.S.) The B.A.T.S. collaborative, which includes youth from the … Continue reading B.A.T.S. at the CA Academy!

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National Night Out-Great Party!

August 9th, 2013

How much do we love our neighborhood in the Western Addition of San Francisco? Quite a lot by the show of friends and partners who came out on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 for National Night Out celebration. It was great to see everybody having fun, dancing, playing games, eating great food, and learning more about … Continue reading National Night Out-Great Party!

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Umm Umm Good!

August 5th, 2013

Friday, August 2,2013 CommunityGrows staff Adrian Gaino, assisted by volunteer Akiko Fujii and Jah’Torri Bettis of the African American Arts and Culture Center (AAACC) lead a group of enthusiastic students through the making of one of our favorite recipes: fried rice. So easy and delicious. The BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) helped … Continue reading Umm Umm Good!

Tags: , AAACC, BEETS, Cooking Class, Partners, Summer Science

Oh! What Big Eyes You Have!

July 23rd, 2013

The Magic Zone kids (from our partner Mo’Magic’s summer program) came to get a lesson offered by CommunityGrows in bug identification on Monday, July 22, 2013 in Koshland Garden. They started out by listing all the bugs they’ve seen in Koshland Garden—those that fly, those that crawl and those that wiggle. Then the fun began. … Continue reading Oh! What Big Eyes You Have!

Tags: , Koshland Garden, Magic Zone, Partners, Summer Science

Bi-Rite Market hosts the BEETS!

July 21st, 2013

On Tuesday, July 16, 2013, the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) got a fantastic tour of Bi-Rite Market lead by Shakirah Simley. Shakirah is the communications/outreach person at Bi-Rite and has recently joined the CommunityGrows Advisory Board. We were thrilled to have her lead the tour and the BEETS learned a TON … Continue reading Bi-Rite Market hosts the BEETS!

Tags: BEETS, Featured, Partners, Summer Science

Composting and Cleaning Supplies

June 30th, 2013

On Friday, June 28, 2013 the Buchanan YMCA youth got a lesson in composting and a reward afterwards of great smelling cleaners and hand soaps from Mrs. Meyer’s. Megan Sweeney, marketing ambassador for Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Products, worked with the youth to sift our “use-me” compost. Nora Brereton, Director of Programs at CommunityGrows talked … Continue reading Composting and Cleaning Supplies

Tags: BEETS, Partners, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Summer Science

Berkeley’s Edible Schoolyard hosts CommunityGrows

May 6th, 2013

Written by Adrian Almquist, CommunityGrows Garden Educator Photos from Edible Schoolyard past visit, as none were taken on the day of this event. On Thursday, May 2, 2013, the CommunityGrows staff went to visit the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, for a little inspiration, reflection, and exchange of ideas. Invited by Wendy Johnson, a longtime friend … Continue reading Berkeley’s Edible Schoolyard hosts CommunityGrows

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