GreatNonProfits 2009 Green Choice Winner!

GreatNonProfits 2009 Green Choice Winner!
Green Choice Winner 2009

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Green Gulch Farm

This spring, a few classes from John Muir Elementary got to visit Green Gulch Farm in Marin. It was a lovely field trip starting with the bus ride across the Golden Gate Bridge (the first time for some of the students!).

The staff and volunteers at the farm gave a great tour and taught us a lot about farming. Some of the highlights were getting up close to the honeybee hives to listen to them buzz and then eating some fresh honey on a sour sorrel leaf, exploring the handmade cob house, admiring row upon row of gorgeous lettuce and greens, and eating lunch in the beautiful orchard.
We can't wait to go back next year!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Kids in the Garden

We had a great spring this year with kids in the garden just about everyday. These pictures are of the kids in the Beacon After School Program.. With school ending last week we have lots of summer programs to look forward to! Beacon gardening classes, Seed to Mouth cooking classes, Let Us Grow! Summer Camp and more.

Look for updates on these programs and if you want to get involved just let me know!

Hope to see you in the garden!

Garden Educator
Hayes Valley Neighborhood Parks Group
Koshland Garden at Page and Buchanan

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Western Addition Peace Wall

On June 9th, we gathered around the Western Addition Peace Wall on Page Street (at Buchanan) to celebrate the installation of the Western Addition Peace Wall.

This project has been 8 years in the making and anyone who's seen the wall can tell that it was worth it!

This beautiful Peace Wall is made up of over 8,000 tiles. The tiles were made by kids, neighbors, churches, schools and artists as a part of the Peace Empowerment Project. The artist Justine Tartarsky, created some larger tiles to complement and unite all the tiles. The wall wraps around Koshland Park like a long, beautiful ribbon.

At the Peace Wall Celebration many groups came together from the community for food, entertainment and to honor everyone who has died because of violence. If you haven't yet, be sure to stop by and visit this beautiful memorial and art installation.