Summer Cooking at Hayes Valley Apartments

Thanks in part to support from Aetna Foundation and a Community Benefit Grant from Kaiser-Permanente, CommunityGrows held its first of six Seed-to-Mouth cooking classes at Hayes Valley Apartments on Friday June 12, 2015. Ziek McCarter, CommunityGrows Garden Assistant led the class of youth from the neighborhood and the Western Addition Beacon Center. 6.12.15-HV-COOKING_IMG_1405Ziek started the class quietly getting to know everyone, finding out how their summer is going, what their garden names are. His garden name is Ziek Zuccini! He also asked them what they’d like to cook this summer.
6.12.15-HV-COOKING_IMG_14256.12.15-HV-COOKING_IMG_1450Then the class made quiche. After washing hands, everyone helped chop onions, garlic, and mushrooms, and crack eggs and grate cheese. 6.12.15-HV-COOKING_IMG_14616.12.15-HV-COOKING_IMG_1463Youth helped clean up and then enjoyed a great slice of pie. A wonderful afternoon with a great bunch of youth. Thank you Ziek Zucchini! 6.12.15-HV-COOKING_IMG_1476For more photos see our Flickr Photostream here.