Category Archives: Summer Science

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_1156 Bees are Buzzin’ this Summer!

July 11th, 2017

On Thursday July 6, 2017 our third summer trip to Green Gulch Farm with two summer partners brought sunshine and adventures! The farm was a-buzz with discoveries about bees and how they help us in the world. In fact, the first stop for these youth from Hayward Rec Connect and Booker T. Washington Community Service … Continue reading Bees are Buzzin’ this Summer!

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Strawberries, Melons and Bananas

July 2nd, 2017

On Friday, June 29, 2017 our CommunityGrows Seed-to-Mouth Cooking Instructor Crystal Leon, made fruit parfaits with middle schoolers and teens from the Buchanan YMCA. A number of youth got to de-stem and cut strawberries, melons and bananas. Then everyone had a chance to put together their own parfaits with the fruit, yogurt and Cherrios! Delicious.

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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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6.9.17-Buchanan-Mall_IMG_0546 Sun and Fun in Buchanan Mall

June 9th, 2017

What better way to be outside on a beautiful sunny day, than to give back to the community by spiffing up Buchanan Mall. Citizen Film, the Village Project and most of the CommunityGrows staff rolled up their sleeves to plant and mulch this wonderful space, making it even more inviting. This five block area has … Continue reading Sun and Fun in Buchanan Mall

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7.29.16-RP-Wkday-With-NW-JH_IMG_7156 BEETS Host World Youth at Rosa Parks

August 29th, 2016

On July 29, 2016 The Civic Leadership Institute (CLI) youth made their second year visit to CommunityGrows as part of their summer site at UC Berkeley. The Civic Leadership Institute (CLI) is a three-week summer service-learning program for outstanding high school students throughout the world who are completing grades 9 through 12. The program combines … Continue reading BEETS Host World Youth at Rosa Parks

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Green Gulch Farm-An Intentional Community

July 25th, 2016

On Thursday, July 21, 2016 CommunityGrows invited three groups-Up on Top, Prince Hall Learning Center and our BEETS-for a final visit to Green Gulch Farm in Marin County this summer. Nestled in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s (GGNRA) Muir Beach watershed, Green Gulch is the perfect adventure for our City kids to explore. Green … Continue reading Green Gulch Farm-An Intentional Community

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7.7.16-GGF-HRec_135053_1468004727432 Trips to Green Gulch Farm

July 16th, 2016

On June 23rd and July 7th CommunityGrows took their summer partners and youth to Green Gulch Farm. On June 23rd the Village Project and the Buchanan YMCA and on July 7th Hayward Rec Connect and Booker T. Washington youth got to go to Green Gulch thanks to CommunityGrows. Some of the highlights were eating Sorrel … Continue reading Trips to Green Gulch Farm

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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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7.10.15-BEETS-HaywardCarnival_IMG_2259 Hayward Rec Carnival with the BEETS

July 19th, 2015

On Friday July 10, 2015 the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) took their water conservation summer theme to the Hayward Rec Carnival in San Francisco. Thanks to a grant from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the BEET have been studying water conservation, especially in the Bay Area where there is a … Continue reading Hayward Rec Carnival with the BEETS

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