Category Archives: Plaza East

Attach0 (1) BEETS build gardens at Plaza East

May 24th, 2017

Our Fall-Spring cohort of BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated & Employable Teens) embarked on a special project to improve the backyards of seniors living in Plaza East Apartments. They spent months preparing for the project by learning how to consult with residents, design container gardens and create a garden care guide based on what they … Continue reading BEETS build gardens at Plaza East

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IMG_1274-SFW Yummy Greens at Plaza East

March 30th, 2016

report by Crystal Jones, CommunityGrows Seed-to-Mouth Cooking Coordinator In education, holiday calendars can be an excellent tool for planning how to organize ones curriculum, as well as aiding it. This is especially true I feel, when having the privilege of working with food, in that people already associate many holidays with specific food items. When … Continue reading Yummy Greens at Plaza East

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IMG_0381 Cooking at Plaza East in February

March 9th, 2016

Plaza East cooking on Thursday nights has been going well, especially with the addition of our new Seed-to-Mouth Cooking Manager Crystal Jones, and our two CommunityGrows volunteers, Jean Wang and Alana Herro. The small (under 20 individuals) crowd is growing with youth and their families joining the mix. One dad actually came by himself to … Continue reading Cooking at Plaza East in February

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image_2 Plaza East Health Faire

February 7th, 2016

On Saturday, January 30, 2016 our CommunityGrows Seed-to-Mouth Coordinator, Crystal Jones join the Plaza East Apartments Health Faire outside their Community Room and had this to report: Saturday’s demo at Plaza East went great. It was really nice to be able to familiarize myself with some of the residents and meet parents of a few of the students … Continue reading Plaza East Health Faire

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7.23.15-PlazaEast-Quiche_IMG_2598 Quiche at Plaza East

August 10th, 2015

On Thursday, July 23rd, youth from Plaza East put together two beautiful quiches with the help of CommunityGrows staff Adrian Almquist and volunteer, soon-to-be staff, Jay Jordan. Everyone was excited to work with Jay and pitched in to de-stem kale, chop onions and crack eggs. Each youth got a chance to do all the steps … Continue reading Quiche at Plaza East

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7.8.15-BuchananMall-Exploratorium_IMG_1786 Buchanan Mall Activation!

July 18th, 2015

We are honored to be included as partners with neighborhood residents, Green Streets and the Exploratorium to reactivate Buchanan Mall. This narrow park is 6 blocks long on Buchanan Street in the Western Addition, between Grove and Eddy. Right now many housing development butt up against it, as well as the Rosa Parks Senior Center, … Continue reading Buchanan Mall Activation!

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6.25.15-PlazaEast-#2_IMG_1903 Pizza at Plaza East

June 27th, 2015

On Thursday evening, June 25, 2015 CommunityGrows held their second cooking event at Plaza East Apartments in San Francisco. We had a large crowd of youth and families who helped to make delicious pizzas from scratch! We made our own dough and cut up mushrooms, peppers, and zucchini, and added kale and spinach from the … Continue reading Pizza at Plaza East

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6.11.15-PlazaEastCookin_IMG_1389 Plaza East Cooking

June 15th, 2015

On Thursday evening June 11, 2014, Plaza East Apartments hosted CommunityGrows Seed-to-Mouth Cooking program for resident families and youth. Thanks to a grant from Supervisor London Breed, through the Department of Children, Youth and Families, CommunityGrows is able to offer six nights of cooking from 5:30-7:30 PM through August. The dates are June 11th and … Continue reading Plaza East Cooking

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