Category Archives: Rosa Parks Elementary School

Men with Fruit!

May 21st, 2014

Both our male staff members at CommunityGrows were dishing up great food on Monday, May 19, 2014 at two of our sites, Rosa Parks Elementary School and Hayward Rec Center in San Francisco. Adrian Almquist, Garden Programs Manager, led a lesson in making Apple Strawberry Crumble and Ezekiel McCarter, Rosa Parks Garden Assistant, created yummy … Continue reading Men with Fruit!

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One Day on Earth at Rosa Parks Elementary School

May 12th, 2014

On April 26th, 2014 CommunityGrows participated in a media campaign, “One Day in San Francisco,” a participatory media-creation event. We did this during our Rosa Parks Elementary School gardens workday. We documented stories and investigated 10 questions for the future of San Francisco. The resulting media will be showcased in an interactive geo-tagged archive and … Continue reading One Day on Earth at Rosa Parks Elementary School

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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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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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World Food Day Celebrated at Rosa Parks

October 16th, 2013

Today, October 16, 2013 is World Food Day and Rosa Parks Elementary School with the help of CommunityGrows Garden Educator, Ezekiel McCarter, join the global movement to end hunger by holding a salad day. Early in the morning a class gleaned the upper garden for kale, chard and fava beans. Then to the kitchen where … Continue reading World Food Day Celebrated at Rosa Parks

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Rosa Parks Fall Workday

September 28th, 2013

On Saturday, September 7th, Rosa Parks Elementary School families and friends joined CommunityGrows staff Ezekiel McCarter to prepare the garden beds for the Fall seasons. The lower garden was weeded, turned and readied for teachers to use with their classes. The upper garden was weeded and mulched. CommunityGrows staff teaches environmental education classes in the … Continue reading Rosa Parks Fall Workday

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Give it Up for Calendula!

July 27th, 2013

Summer in San Francisco is different from almost everywhere else. Cool and foggy, highs in the 60s, and patches of sun in-and-out of the day. A great air-conditioned City to balance the scorching heat of the north, south and east bay. Sometimes we don’t even know how lucky we are! And, when you’re out of … Continue reading Give it Up for Calendula!

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Mrs. Jefferson’s Kindergarden at Rosa Parks

May 20th, 2013

Who could ask for a better day? Today, May 20, 2013 the Kinder-gardener’s in Ms. Jefferson’s class got a treat! Out to the garden in the morning to start the week at Rosa Parks! After a lesson in harvesting and identifying plants, everyone got to pick vegetables to take home to their families. Snap peas, … Continue reading Mrs. Jefferson’s Kindergarden at Rosa Parks

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Rosa Parks Workday and Caterpillar

April 30th, 2013

A great turnout for our Rosa Parks Workday on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Over forty volunteers from Starbucks joined many parents and friends of the garden to do spring gardening and cleaning. Another highlight of the day was placing tiles on the growing caterpillar that graces the wall around the Lower Garden. These tiles were … Continue reading Rosa Parks Workday and Caterpillar

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Rosa Parks Tiles for Garden Program

March 24th, 2013

On Saturday, February 23, 2013 Rosa Parks Elementary School’s Green Team had another Tile Making Day to raise money for the garden project. Many families came out to paint a tile which will be added to our long caterpiller that graces the lower garden. Some of our BEETS joined the garden crew weeding and composting … Continue reading Rosa Parks Tiles for Garden Program

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