Category Archives: Partners

Umm Umm Good!

August 5th, 2013

Friday, August 2,2013 CommunityGrows staff Adrian Gaino, assisted by volunteer Akiko Fujii and Jah’Torri Bettis of the African American Arts and Culture Center (AAACC) lead a group of enthusiastic students through the making of one of our favorite recipes: fried rice. So easy and delicious. The BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) helped … Continue reading Umm Umm Good!

Tags: , AAACC, BEETS, Cooking Class, Partners, Summer Science

Oh! What Big Eyes You Have!

July 23rd, 2013

The Magic Zone kids (from our partner Mo’Magic’s summer program) came to get a lesson offered by CommunityGrows in bug identification on Monday, July 22, 2013 in Koshland Garden. They started out by listing all the bugs they’ve seen in Koshland Garden—those that fly, those that crawl and those that wiggle. Then the fun began. … Continue reading Oh! What Big Eyes You Have!

Tags: , Koshland Garden, Magic Zone, Partners, Summer Science

Bi-Rite Market hosts the BEETS!

July 21st, 2013

On Tuesday, July 16, 2013, the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) got a fantastic tour of Bi-Rite Market lead by Shakirah Simley. Shakirah is the communications/outreach person at Bi-Rite and has recently joined the CommunityGrows Advisory Board. We were thrilled to have her lead the tour and the BEETS learned a TON … Continue reading Bi-Rite Market hosts the BEETS!

Tags: BEETS, Featured, Partners, Summer Science

Composting and Cleaning Supplies

June 30th, 2013

On Friday, June 28, 2013 the Buchanan YMCA youth got a lesson in composting and a reward afterwards of great smelling cleaners and hand soaps from Mrs. Meyer’s. Megan Sweeney, marketing ambassador for Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Products, worked with the youth to sift our “use-me” compost. Nora Brereton, Director of Programs at CommunityGrows talked … Continue reading Composting and Cleaning Supplies

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

Berkeley’s Edible Schoolyard hosts CommunityGrows

May 6th, 2013

Written by Adrian Almquist, CommunityGrows Garden Educator Photos from Edible Schoolyard past visit, as none were taken on the day of this event. On Thursday, May 2, 2013, the CommunityGrows staff went to visit the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, for a little inspiration, reflection, and exchange of ideas. Invited by Wendy Johnson, a longtime friend … Continue reading Berkeley’s Edible Schoolyard hosts CommunityGrows

Tags: Partners