Category Archives: Summer Science

Camping with the BEETS in the Presidio!

June 30th, 2013

On Saturday, June 22, 2013, nine of CommunityGrows BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) went on their first camping trip. Armed with backpacks, warm clothes, sturdy shoes, a flashlight and toothbrushes, they hopped on a bus at 10 AM which took them into the wilderness, far from their neighborhood for a weekend of … Continue reading Camping with the BEETS in the Presidio!

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Veggie Pizza with Hayward Rec Summer Program

June 18th, 2013

CommunityGrows Summer Program is well underway with cooking at Hayward Recreation Center. On Monday, June 17th, pizza was on the menu. Adrian Almquist led the group in making the dough for the pizzas, while Adrian Gaino, our Cooking Instructor kept the youth chopping away, slicing and dicing vegetables. Venyse Sims and Barbara Nguyen, two of … Continue reading Veggie Pizza with Hayward Rec Summer Program

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Mrs. Meyer’s comes to Rosa Parks!

June 18th, 2013

The big lime green Mrs. Meyer’s van showed up at Rosa Parks Elementary School on Friday, June 14th, and out popped four ambassadors to help with our CommunityGrows Summer Science Program. They came because we won a grant from the American Community Gardening Association (ACGA), which promotes community gardening and greening across the United States … Continue reading Mrs. Meyer’s comes to Rosa Parks!

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Watering with the Summer Beacon in Koshland

June 17th, 2013

On June 12, 2013 the Summer Beacon youth came to Koshland Garden for their afternoon science fun. And what could be more fun than watering the garden. This is something that brings out the joy in youth. Filling water buckets, carrying them down the garden paths, tipping them, pouring water on the thirsty plants and … Continue reading Watering with the Summer Beacon in Koshland

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Summer Science with the Buchanan YMCA

June 15th, 2013

On Monday, June 10th, the staff of CommunityGrows began their summer science program with Buchanan YMCA youth at Rosa Parks Elementary School. Although it was 10 AM in the morning, everyone was wide awake, relaxed and ready to have some summer fun! After taking attendance and reading the garden rules, the kids had a chance … Continue reading Summer Science with the Buchanan YMCA

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Summer Science Begins with Trips to Green Gulch Farm

July 4th, 2012

The summer is a busy time for CommunityGrows, working with twelve partner groups, taking their youth to our learning gardens and on field trips. We started the fun on June 22, 2012 with a trip to Green Gulch Farm in Marin County, with youth from the African American Arts and Culture Complex and the YMCA … Continue reading Summer Science Begins with Trips to Green Gulch Farm

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Summer Trip to Green Gulch Farm

August 8th, 2011

On Thursday, August 4,2011 the BEETS (band of environmentally educated and employable teens) joined the youth from Booker T. Washington Community Service Center for a trip to Green Gulch Farm in Marin County. As the day progressed, fog turned into sunshine as youth wandered through the farm soaking up the fresh air and great outdoors. … Continue reading Summer Trip to Green Gulch Farm

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