Catheline profile pic for CG Highlighting Advisory Board Member—Catheline Leung

May 25th, 2017

Catheline has been on the Advisory Board since June 2016 and is currently a part of the fundraising committee. She is currently the Director of Customer Success at an advertising technology company called Rocket Fuel. She has been managing media planning and buying across a number of industries including retail, financial services, gaming, technology and … Continue reading Highlighting Advisory Board Member—Catheline Leung

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Casey_Johnson-SFW Highlighting Advisory Board Member—Casey Johnson!

May 25th, 2017

This month we are highlighting our Co-Chair of our CommunityGrows Advisory Board, Casey Johnson.I have been on the CommunityGrows board since 2014. I first joined because I was excited to support an organization that has such deep roots in the community and that was working to establish and deepen the relationship that our city’s youth … Continue reading Highlighting Advisory Board Member—Casey Johnson!

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IMG_0383 After School with Ella Hill

May 25th, 2017

On Friday May 12, 2017 the afternoon garden program at Ella Hill Hutch got into full swing. Led by CommunityGrows Garden Programs Manager Adrian Almquist, the youth read stories and played some games about fruits and vegetables. Then out to the garden to water and check out how things were growing. Visitors from the Episcopal … Continue reading After School with Ella Hill

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IMG_0357 John Muir Students in Koshland Garden

May 25th, 2017

On Thursday, May 11, 2017 Koshland Garden was buzzing with Ms. Martin’s first graders from John Muir Elementary School. CommunityGrows Garden Programs Supervisor Paul Bergkamp led them on a lesson about spring, flowers and pollinators. After their discussion, they went off through the garden with paper and pens to draw flowers. It was an opportunity … Continue reading John Muir Students in Koshland Garden

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IMG_0365 Cooking at Rosa Parks Senior Center

May 25th, 2017

On Thursday, May 11th CommunityGrows Seed-to-Mouth cooking instructor Crystal Leon led a cooking demonstration at Rosa Parks Senior Center in Buchanan Mall. This was in partnership with CitizenFilms and took place during the lunch hour. Crystal made zucchini pasta with pesto sauce. Everyone marveled at the machine to crank out the zucchini into long strands … Continue reading Cooking at Rosa Parks Senior Center

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IMG_0259 BEETS Graduate!

May 24th, 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017 the Fall-Spring BEETS Cohort graduated. The CommunityGrows staff celebrated the past eight months of their accomplishments with a slide show and BBQ in Koshland Garden. The BEETS program is a stipended, hands-on, outdoor learning experience that provides roughly 20 youth each year with life skills and job-readiness training. The program aims … Continue reading BEETS Graduate!

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IMG_0218 Work and Health Day at Rosa Parks Elementary

May 24th, 2017

On Saturday April 29, 2017 Rosa Parks Elementary held a workday in collaboration with CommunityGrows and the Buchanan YMCA Healthy Kids Day. This free event for families and friends-to charge into summer-included a bouncy house along with very helpful and healthy resources.Many families turned out to work in the gardens, getting them ready for summer … Continue reading Work and Health Day at Rosa Parks Elementary

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Attach0 (1) BEETS build gardens at Plaza East

May 24th, 2017

Our Fall-Spring cohort of BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated & Employable Teens) embarked on a special project to improve the backyards of seniors living in Plaza East Apartments. They spent months preparing for the project by learning how to consult with residents, design container gardens and create a garden care guide based on what they … Continue reading BEETS build gardens at Plaza East

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IMG_0174 Earth Day with International High School

May 24th, 2017

On Saturday, April 22, 2017 CommunityGrows celebrated Earth Day with students from International High School in Koshland Garden. It was a great day of weeding, pruning, planting and cleaning up the garden for the summer. We were also happy to have two of our Advisory Board members Sarah Penney and Catheline Leung join us. Paul … Continue reading Earth Day with International High School

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IMG_0114 Kindergarteners Celebrate Earth Day!

May 24th, 2017

On Friday April 21, 2017 the kindergarten class of Rosa Parks Elementary enjoyed a day in the upper garden with CommunityGrows Garden Educator Jay Jordan. Jay has a way of getting everyone engaged in physical activity and working in the garden. He began the lesson by talking about Spring and planting seeds. In their walk … Continue reading Kindergarteners Celebrate Earth Day!

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