GreatNonProfits 2009 Green Choice Winner!

GreatNonProfits 2009 Green Choice Winner!
Green Choice Winner 2009

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Let Us Grow! Summer Camp

In the first two weeks of July we had our gardening summer camp. Ten kids and two junior counselors from the neighborhood came out to the garden every day from 9-1 pm. We started off each morning with breakfast at Kate's Kitchen, which they so generously donated to us. Thanks so much!

Each day we came together in the garden to water, cultivate and harvest vegetables and fruits and learn about gardening.
We also cooked and shared a daily healthy lunch together, yum!

We went on some great fieldtrips to the Embarcadero Farmer's Market, Modern Tea, Alemany Farm, the Zen Center, and the Civic Center Farmer's Market.

Our camp ended with a lovely graduation ceremony in the garden and a trip to the carnival at Hamilton Rec Connect.
We look forward to garden camp next year!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Seed to Mouth Cooking Classes

Along with cooking at Modern Tea Restaurant at 602 Hayes Street, every Thursday evening for five weeks over the summer, we taught cooking classes in the Community Room at Hayes Valley South. Anyone was welcome to join us for these culinary adventures, and we had anywhere from ten to thirty kids and adults in the class.

We created and then ate biscuits and collard greens, fruit pie, banana bread, zucchini bread, salad, pizza, and marinara sauce.We liked to keep our recipes fruit and vegetable based so that we could harvest ingredients from Koshland Garden directly across the street.

Come join us next summer for some fresh cookin'!

Cooking at Modern Tea

Modern Tea is a beautiful restaurant on the corner of Hayes and Laguna. On top of the restaurant's amazing food and peaceful atmosphere, the folks at Modern Tea are extremely committed to being a positive part of our community.

This summer we partnered with Modern Tea and the Western Addition Beacon Center to offer ten kids cooking classes. Every Monday afternoon we would walk with the kids from John Muir Elementary down to the restaurant to cook. The kids loved it!

We made sushi, strawberry jam, salad, pizza and more! It was an incredible experience to make food in a professional setting with the expertise of the owner, Alice Cravens, and head chef, Alicia Paullin. We are continuing these cooking classes throughout the school year much to the delight of the kids!