Category Archives: Professional Development

11-18-20-16-growingpower_20161118_145448 Growing Power-Milwaukee

December 11th, 2016

On November 18, 2016 three of our staff members flew to Milwaukee to present at the Growing Power Conference hosted by Will Allen. The theme of the conference was “Let’s Scale It Up! Growing Food and Farmers: Best Practices in Growing, Distribution and Community Building.” This post shares some their reflections. Crystal Jones, Cha’Shay Woldridge … Continue reading Growing Power-Milwaukee

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image1 CG establishes Work-Site Wellness Policy!

August 4th, 2016

Cultivating health is important not just for the kids and families we serve, but it’s vital for our staff as well. Thanks to support from Kaiser Permanente, CommunityGrows had the wonderful opportunity to work with Tuline Baykal from Bay Area Nutrition and Physical Activity Collaborative (BANPAC) to create our first official Community Grows Work-Site Wellness Policy! … Continue reading CG establishes Work-Site Wellness Policy!

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Third Professional Development a Great Success!

April 21st, 2014

On Saturday, April 19, 2014 CommunityGrows Director of Programs, Nora Brereton led the third professional development day for pre-kindergarten teachers at the Rosa Parks Elementary School upper garden. Teachers from Noriega Child Development Center, Commodore Stockton Child Development Center and Raphael Weill Child Development Center attended. Everyone introduced themselves with their garden names, such as … Continue reading Third Professional Development a Great Success!

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Professional Development for Raphael Weill Pre-Kindergarten Teachers

March 21st, 2014

On an overcast Saturday March 1, 2014, CommunityGrows offered their first Professional Development to the pre-kindergarten teachers of Raphael Weill School. This school is right next door to the Rosa Parks Elementary School garden, and the teachers had been wanting to bring their students to learn about environmental education. Nora Brereton lead the training and … Continue reading Professional Development for Raphael Weill Pre-Kindergarten Teachers

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