Category Archives: Partners

BEETS Help Serve Up Thanksgiving at John Muir School

December 11th, 2013

On Saturday, November 23, 2013, CommunityGrows participated with many neighborhood partners to offer Thanksgiving to the Community at John Muir Elementary School. The BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) join teens from Magic Zone to serve up the food. The afternoon entertainment included many different youth groups performing, such as Handful Players and … Continue reading BEETS Help Serve Up Thanksgiving at John Muir School

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Feeding the Birds

December 9th, 2013

On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 the afterschool Magic Zone youth came to Koshland Garden with Chaniel Williams, Program Lead for K-2 and Maurice Scott, Program Assistant, to make pine-cone bird feeders. Adrian Almquist, CommunityGrows Garden Educator lead the class, with assistance by volunteer, Janine Gee. They were also joined by another potential volunteer, Derek Richardson, … Continue reading Feeding the Birds

Tags: , After-School Program, Koshland Garden, Magic Zone

BEETS Host Jobs Panel

November 10th, 2013

On Tuesday November 5, 2013 the CommunityGrows BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) hosted a panel of workers from the community. On the panel were Francee Covington, a San Francisco Fire Commissioner, Carol Fields, a Rosa Parks Elementary School teacher, Genevieve Cyrs, an Occupational Therapist from the OTTP Training Program, Tyrone Mullins with … Continue reading BEETS Host Jobs Panel

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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

Tags: , CA Academy of Science, Koshland Garden, Koshland Park, Redwood Trust Employees Foundation, Uncategorized, Workdays

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