Visiting the Giants Garden!

May 15th, 2016

Report by Crystal Jones, CommunityGrows Seed-to-Mouth Coordinator.

5.2.16-GiantsGarden_IMG_7446Tuesday May 2nd was a very exciting day for youth in the Seed to Mouth – Edible Schoolyard Program at the Boys and Girls Club. A group from Willie Mays had a chance to invite the Tenderloin Clubhouse to join them on a field trip to the Giant’s Baseball garden at ATT Park. 5.2.16-GiantsGarden_IMG_2133The youth got to exercise both mind and body, when we arrived to meet Hannah Schmunk of BonAppetit, who was prepared with a garden scavenger hunt and a day of pizza making for the them. 5.2.16-GiantsGarden_IMG_2121The hunt involved reading a clue and identifying which fruit or vegetable was in the clue, then as a team, going throughout the garden in a youthful frenzy to find it. 5.2.16-GiantsGarden_IMG_7459After the scavenger hunt and jump roping relay race, the youth worked in groups to make garden pizzas and fruit kabobs, using both herbs and various other ingredients growing in the garden. 5.2.16-GiantsGarden_IMG_2126Youth adorned their pizzas with kale, a super food very well known to our garden-loving bunch. 5.2.16-GiantsGarden_IMG_8276They were all very excited to learn of it growing in the Giant’s garden, and to find out that it is Giants’ baseball right fielder Hunter Pence’s favorite vegetable!5.2.16-GiantsGarden_IMG_8283
 
Each student got to take home their very own Giant’s Garden tote bag, and were surprised to find small bottles of olive oil, along with personally designed vegetable seed packets to plant veggies at their homes or school gardens.5.2.16-GiantsGarden_IMG_8273 For more photos from the day check out the Photostream here.





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