Category Archives: After-School Program

Gingerbread and Whipped Cream!

December 11th, 2013

On Monday, December 9, 2013 the after-school youth at Hayward Rec Center on Laguna Street in San Francisco, got to make a holiday treat: Gingerbread! Gingerbread from scratch! It was a long process and everyone had faith that something good was going to come of all their efforts. Each youth got to add the ingredients, … Continue reading Gingerbread and Whipped Cream!

Tags: After-School Program, Cooking Class, Hayward Recreation Center

Gettin’ Down at Booker T. Washington Afterschool

December 10th, 2013

On Thursday, November 21, 2013 The BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) joined the after-school program at Booker T. Washington Community Service Center to share their knowledge about gardening, and plant some winter crops. It was also the first day of filming for Citizen Films, a company that’s doing a video of CommunityGrows … Continue reading Gettin’ Down at Booker T. Washington Afterschool

Tags: , , After-School Program, BEETS, Booker T. Washington, Featured, Media

John Muir School’s Pollinator Project

December 9th, 2013

On Thursday, November 14, 2013 John Muir Elementary School in San Francisco was a-buzz with activity as parents, teachers, principal Chris Rosenberg, CommunityGrows staff and the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) joined Markos Major, for a Pollinator Garden Project at the school. They planted California native and other climate-adapted plants, feed the … Continue reading John Muir School’s Pollinator Project

Tags: , , After-School Program, BEETS, John Muir Elementary School, Workdays

Feeding the Birds

December 9th, 2013

On Wednesday, November 13, 2013 the afterschool Magic Zone youth came to Koshland Garden with Chaniel Williams, Program Lead for K-2 and Maurice Scott, Program Assistant, to make pine-cone bird feeders. Adrian Almquist, CommunityGrows Garden Educator lead the class, with assistance by volunteer, Janine Gee. They were also joined by another potential volunteer, Derek Richardson, … Continue reading Feeding the Birds

Tags: , After-School Program, Koshland Garden, Magic Zone

One Medical Group Volunteers at Cobb Garden

September 28th, 2013

On September 11th and 25th, a great group of volunteers from One Medical Group came to Cobb Elementary School Garden, maintained by CommunityGrows staff, and helped us remove green refuse and trash from the site. This school garden was built many years ago, but went into disrepair when funding for a garden educator dried up. … Continue reading One Medical Group Volunteers at Cobb Garden

Tags: After-School Program, William L. Cobb Elementary School