Category Archives: Summer Science

7.9.15-RP-BYMCA_IMG_2120 Buchanan Y and Prince Hall Summer Fun

July 18th, 2015

On Thursday, July 9th the Buchanan YMCA classes was busy in the Rosa Parks Upper Garden with Ms. Serena Squash. After taking roll, the class talked about what plants need to survive. They talked about how sunlight is absorbed through the plants leaves, and water is taken into the plant by being absorbed by its … Continue reading Buchanan Y and Prince Hall Summer Fun

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6.23.15-GGF-BEETS-UpOnTop_IMG_1607 Green Gulch Farm with Up-on-Top and BEETS

June 28th, 2015

On Tuesday June 23, 2015 CommunityGrows staff took a bus-load of youth from Up on Top organization and the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) to Green Gulch Farm for the day. Under sunny skies and after name tags, check-ins and a visit to the temple, the groups split up to enjoy the … Continue reading Green Gulch Farm with Up-on-Top and BEETS

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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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Summer Fun Harvesting Potatoes!

August 3rd, 2014

by Adrian Almquist, CommunityGrows Garden Programs Manager Photo by Donn DeAngelo On Tuesday, July 29, 2014, CommunityGrows took youth from the African American Arts and Culture Complex, the Village Project, and Prince Hall Learning Center out to Green Gulch Farm in Marin. We parked at Muir Beach and walked a mile or so up the … Continue reading Summer Fun Harvesting Potatoes!

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Studying Watersheds in the Gulch

July 20th, 2014

On Tuesday, July 15, 2014 CommunityGrows staff took two summer partner groups to Green Gulch Farm. The Western Addition Beacon and the Buchanan YMCA. Our BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) joined them for a day in the country. While the two partner groups got a great tour of the farm, fields, composts … Continue reading Studying Watersheds in the Gulch

Tags: , Buchanan YMCA, Farms, Field Trip, Green Gulch Farm, Summer Science, Western Addition Beacon

Cooking Classes in Hayes Valley Apts Begin

June 21st, 2014

Cooking Classes began at Hayes Valley Apartments on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Under the expert instruction of Adrian Gaino and Ezekiel McCarter, both CommunityGrows staff, the afternoon class put together a delicious coleslaw. Tracye Taylor, staff of the African American Arts and Culture Center brought her summer youth group for the afternoon lesson. An engaged … Continue reading Cooking Classes in Hayes Valley Apts Begin

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Green Gulch Farm with Booker T. and Up-on-Top Summer Youth

June 14th, 2014

On Thursday, June 12, 2014, CommunityGrows took two groups of youth from Booker T. Washington Community Service Center and Up-on-Top Summer Program to Green Gulch Farm. It was a day out of the City to enjoy the fresh air, see the gardens and get some exercise. After a winding road up Highway 1 and down … Continue reading Green Gulch Farm with Booker T. and Up-on-Top Summer Youth

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Summer BEETS Begin!

June 14th, 2014

On Tuesday, June 10, 2014 thirteen teens began their summer internship with the CommunityGrows BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens). Seven returning youth [Windy Pun, Candy Williams, Jairo Villalta, Jennifer Rodriques, Kyle Peterson, Monique Adams and Rodrick Irby] joined six new recruits [Amanda Jack, Angie Lemus, Jahnae Stanford, Ivan Galdamez, Maceo Mayorga and … Continue reading Summer BEETS Begin!

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Cooking Matters with 18 Reasons

June 12th, 2014

On Tuesday, June 10, 2014, some of our CommunityGrows staff went to visit the first day of a six-week summer program at Marshall Elementary School in San Francisco sponsored by 18 Reasons and Cooking Matters. 18 Reasons offers these free classes of cooking and nutrition throughout the Bay Area, sharing their culinary skills and creativity … Continue reading Cooking Matters with 18 Reasons

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Volunteer with the BEETS this Summer!

June 5th, 2014

CommunityGrows is recruiting a volunteer to assist with the BEETS Program (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens). The summer session runs from June 10-August 7, 2014. Please see the application below and sign up on our volunteer website if you are interested. Beets Program Volunteer Description Summer 2014 by Barbara Wenger

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