Category Archives: Western Addition Beacon

IMG_2005 Western Addition Beacon Afterschool in Koshland Garden

October 19th, 2017

The after-school class of the Western Addition Beacon kids arrived in Koshland Garden full of enthusiasm to be outdoors. CommunityGrows Gardens Program Manager, Adrian Almquist, corralled the mostly kindergarten and first graders together to start a lesson on the what plants need to survive. Dirt… water… sun… and air.

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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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IMG_0643 Mastodons at Green Gulch Farm

June 26th, 2017

On Thursday, June 15, 2017 CommunityGrows arranged to take 40 kids and their mentors to Green Gulch Farm in Marin. It was a beautiful day of learning about meditation and walking through the fields exploring different areas of the farm. Sukey Parmelee, Garden Program Manager, even had her team share a mastodon tooth. Here’s a … Continue reading Mastodons at Green Gulch Farm

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11-19-16-jmes-thanksgiving_img_8909 Thanksgiving at John Muir Elementary

November 20th, 2016

On a rainy Saturday, November 19th, 2016 many organizations in the Western Addition came together to offer Thanksgiving to residents and families. The lunch included a program with youth from Handful Players, the Western Addition Beacon, Booker T. Washington Community Center, Hayward Reconnect, and the Buchanan YMCA, as well as the SGI Chorus. Safeway, Bi-Rite … Continue reading Thanksgiving at John Muir Elementary

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5.13.16-KP-BBQ_IMG_6728 End of School BBQ

May 15th, 2016

On Friday afternoon May 13, 2016 from 4-6 PM students and CommunityGrows partners came out for a great BBQ in Koshland Garden. Teachers from John Muir Elementary School joined parents from Rosa Parks Elementary School, along with Magic Zone and Western Addition Beacon kids for hot dogs, salads, chips, watermelon and cookies to celebrate the … Continue reading End of School BBQ

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IMG_4856 Thanksgiving at John Muir Elementary School

November 28th, 2015

The Western Addition Beacon Center at John MuirElementary School presented their 12th Annual Giving Voice to the Season Thanksgiving Luncheon on Saturday November 21, 2015. CommunityGrows staff and BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) helped to make the day a success. Families and friends were greeted in the auditorium, transformed to beautiful room … Continue reading Thanksgiving at John Muir Elementary School

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7.14.15-BEETS-Water BBQ_IMG_2479 Water Conservation Day in Koshland Park

July 19th, 2015

On Tuesday, July 14, 201, thanks to a grant from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) hosted the Western Addition Beacon youth for an afternoon of Water Conservation Fun! Over 100 youth were given a water conservation name badges that stickers were added to as they … Continue reading Water Conservation Day in Koshland Park

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6.26.15-WABeacon-KP_IMG_1982 Planting Kale and Chard with Western Addition Beacon

June 27th, 2015

Friday afternoon, June 26, 2015 the Western Addition Beacon youth came for a summer science lesson in the Koshland Garden. The first group was soon-to-be kindergardeners, and the second group, soon-to-be first graders. It is always especially fun to work with these age groups because they are new to the garden and just as energetic … Continue reading Planting Kale and Chard with Western Addition Beacon

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6.12.15-Quiche-Cooking Summer Cooking at Hayes Valley Apartments

June 15th, 2015

Thanks in part to support from Aetna Foundation and a Community Benefit Grant from Kaiser-Permanente, CommunityGrows held its first of six Seed-to-Mouth cooking classes at Hayes Valley Apartments on Friday June 12, 2015. Ziek McCarter, CommunityGrows Garden Assistant led the class of youth from the neighborhood and the Western Addition Beacon Center. Ziek started the class quietly … Continue reading Summer Cooking at Hayes Valley Apartments

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Thanksgiving with the Community

November 23rd, 2014

On Saturday, November 22, 2014 the Western Addition Beacon Center at John Muir Elementary School hosted the 11th Annual Giving Voice to the Season Thanksgiving Luncheon. CommunityGrows staff Adrian Almquist and Barbara Wenger joined three of our BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) to volunteer at the event. Other volunteers included teens from … Continue reading Thanksgiving with the Community

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