Category Archives: Willie Mays Boys and Girls Club

IMG_4697 2018 Recap: Summer in the Gardens

August 12th, 2018

"I want to be kind and protect all of the creatures in the garden! I love creatures!" -- a student who affectionately referred to all insects in the garden as "creatures" and who may, one day, be an entomologist. Fun in the Sun CommunityGrows had a wonderful summer! We enjoyed working with youth from partner programs including the … Continue reading 2018 Recap: Summer in the Gardens

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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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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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9.17.15-WMBGC-Community-Grows-(27-of-116) We’re at the Edible Schoolyard at Hunters Point!

October 18th, 2015

Thanks to a grant from the Department of Children, Youth and their Families (DCYF), CommunityGrows is honored to be working at the Edible Schoolyard at Hunters Point at the Willie Mays Clubhouse. We started teaching garden classes on September 3rd once a week, and soon we hope to be cooking there with produce from the … Continue reading We’re at the Edible Schoolyard at Hunters Point!

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