Yearly Archives: 2016

bain-workday_aaacc Bain & Co Volunteers

October 17th, 2016

A group of great volunteers from the San Francisco office of Bain & Company spent Friday, September 16, 21016 working with CommunityGrows. We met at the African American Arts and Culture Complex (AAACC) garden, where CommunityGrows’ headquarters is located. To start the day, Kelly ErnstFriedman, CG Deputy Director, Melissa Tang, BEETS Program Manager, and BEETS … Continue reading Bain & Co Volunteers

Tags: , , , Advisory Board, Bain & Co., BEETS, Buchanan Mall, Koshland Garden, Koshland Park, Volunteers, Workdays

Job Opening! Garden Programs Manager

October 12th, 2016

CommunityGrows is hiring a full time Garden Programs Manager. The Garden Programs Manager manages our environmental education program including curriculum develop, staff management, and overseeing the maintenance of the CommunityGrow’s gardens throughout San Francisco. In addition, s/he will teach 6-8 garden-based classes a week and manage our garden workdays. The ideal candidate will have a degree in early … Continue reading Job Opening! Garden Programs Manager

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9-30-16-gateway-kp_img_7774 Gateway High Service Day in Koshland Garden

October 10th, 2016

On Friday, September 30th, Gateway High School joined CommunityGrows staff Melissa Tang and BEETS intern Ivan Gladamez in Koshland Garden for a volunteer Day of Service. These 15 youth and their Humanities Teacher, Amanda LaBerge, did a lot of weeding, mulching, composting and getting the garden ready for the fall. Great job everyone and thank … Continue reading Gateway High Service Day in Koshland Garden

Tags: , , , , Gateway High School, Koshland Garden, Koshland Park, Koshland Park, Volunteers, Workdays

img_1313 Ugly Vegetables!

October 10th, 2016

“What makes this carrot prettier than that one?” “Believe it or not, this carrot tastes exactly the same as that one!” “That’s a pickle? But why is it so… white?” Oh I get it… It tastes just like a pickle, it’s just an ugly pickle.” As we are fully immersed in San Francisco Fall – … Continue reading Ugly Vegetables!

Tags: , , Bay View Hunters Point, Cooking Class, The Edible Schoolyard-BVHP, Willie Mays Boys and Girls Club, Willie Mays Clubhouse

img_20160915_114649382_top Salad Days at John Muir

October 10th, 2016

Thanks to a grant from Kaiser-Permanente Community Benefit Program, CommunityGrows is able to continue offering Salad Days at John Muir School. With a great donation of organic greens, carrots and cucumbers from Veritable Vegetable. Salad is prepped in the Parents’ Room of the school and taken to the cafeteria at lunch time. We make three … Continue reading Salad Days at John Muir

Tags: , , , John Muir Elementary School, Kaiser-Permanente, Salad Days, Veritable Vegetable

9-10-16-rp-wkday-chickens_img_7510 The Chickens Have Arrived!

September 11th, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016 was an exciting day at Rosa Parks Elementary. As usual, this workday was a blowout fantastic event with so many families and friends. It was also the exciting arrival of five new chickens for the coop in the upper garden! Scroll down to read more…The Green Team and other parents from … Continue reading The Chickens Have Arrived!

Tags: , , Rosa Parks Elementary School, Rosa Parks Elementary School, University High School, Workdays

8.31.16-CJ-Cooking-SFW_IMG_3835 A Taste of Summer

September 4th, 2016

While we weren’t gone long for summer break at the Edible Schoolyard, we were gone just long enough to come back and be welcomed by a bounty of mature summer crops – cucumbers, lush ears of corn, squash, peppers, as well as multiple varieties of the sweetest cherry tomatoes. So much so, that in the … Continue reading A Taste of Summer

Tags: , , Bay View Hunters Point, Cooking Class, The Edible Schoolyard-BVHP, Willie Mays Boys and Girls Club

8.11.16-LHS-Faire_IMG_7312 Tabling for SFUSD Science Teachers

August 29th, 2016

On Thursday, August 11th CommunityGrows staff tabled for a lunch-time resource fair at Lincoln High School for San Francisco Unified School District SFUSD science teachers as part of a professional development day. It was a chance for middle and high school science teachers to learn about other resources available to them, and field trips for … Continue reading Tabling for SFUSD Science Teachers

Tags: , , , BEETS, CommunityGrows Organization, Health Faire

7.29.16-RP-Wkday-With-NW-JH_IMG_7156 BEETS Host World Youth at Rosa Parks

August 29th, 2016

On July 29, 2016 The Civic Leadership Institute (CLI) youth made their second year visit to CommunityGrows as part of their summer site at UC Berkeley. The Civic Leadership Institute (CLI) is a three-week summer service-learning program for outstanding high school students throughout the world who are completing grades 9 through 12. The program combines … Continue reading BEETS Host World Youth at Rosa Parks

Tags: , , , BEETS, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Summer Science, Workdays

7.14.16-PieRanch-BEETS_IMG_20160714_180045104_HDR Lettuce Turnip For Justice!

August 27th, 2016

Written by Melissa Tang, BEETS Program Manager What exactly is food? If food doesn’t nurture you as a person then it’s really not food. Yet there’s a lot of things being sold in grocery and corner stores that claim to be food but have no nourishment. That’s why the BEETS have been eagerly waiting for … Continue reading Lettuce Turnip For Justice!

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