IMG_1512 Morgan Stanley Shines at Koshland Garden

August 17th, 2017

On Wednesday August 16, 2017 a large group of Morgan Stanley volunteers came out to help us get Koshland Garden in good shape for the upcoming school year. After welcomes and introductions by the CommunityGrows staff, Melissa Tang, Director of Programs led everyone on a tour of the garden. The memorial planting garden was under … Continue reading Morgan Stanley Shines at Koshland Garden

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IMG_20170415_131716138_HDR Now hiring for 2017-18 BEETS program!

August 17th, 2017

We’re now accepting applications for our 2017-18 BEETS program! From October to April, teens 15-19 years old will gain job and life skills as they learn about the environment, how to cook nutritious foods, teach kids,  and positively contribute to their communities! This year we are working with partners to create garden spaces along the Buchanan Mall! BEETS will gain skills around landscape … Continue reading Now hiring for 2017-18 BEETS program!

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8.11.17-GAP-RP-IMG_1383 Great GAP Volunteer Day at Rosa Parks Garden

August 13th, 2017

On Friday afternoon August 11, 2017, volunteers from the GAP came out to help us prepare our Rosa Parks Gardens for the upcoming school year. After introductions and tours of the Upper and Lower gardens, two groups worked on watering and breaking up a area for planting. Tilling hoes and shovels did heavy work on … Continue reading Great GAP Volunteer Day at Rosa Parks Garden

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IMG_1344 Health Faire at Ella Hill

August 5th, 2017

Saturday, August 5, 2017 was an overcast day, but that didn’t stop hundreds of kids and families coming out to the Health Faire at Ella Hill Hutch. The rewards were getting fully-loaded backpacks to start school. Many organizations and health agencies gave these families an opportunity to learn about resources in the community. There was … Continue reading Health Faire at Ella Hill

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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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8.1.17-NNO-EEH-IMG_1310 National Night Out

August 2nd, 2017

On Tuesday night, August 1, 2017 the community came out to celebrate National Night Out. It was a night for politicians, police officers and fire crews to come by and meet the community. CommunityGrows maned a table to show vegetables from the garden, pass out information about upcoming programs and opportunities, and offer fruit skewers … Continue reading National Night Out

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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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6.10.17-KP-Wkday-Starbucks_IMG_0592 Workday with Starbucks!

June 10th, 2017

Koshland Garden got a spiffing up on Saturday, June 10, 2017 with the help of a great crew from Starbucks. Thanks to CommunityGrows Advisory Board member Jaromy Schmidt, who manages a Starbucks stores in San Francisco, many of his team came out to support us and brought delicious coffee. Adrian Almquist, Garden Programs Manager led … Continue reading Workday with Starbucks!

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