GreatNonProfits 2009 Green Choice Winner!

GreatNonProfits 2009 Green Choice Winner!
Green Choice Winner 2009

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

LetUsGrow Camp Graduation

Our little campers have graduated! It has been such a fun summer, filled with adventure. We will remember with fondness our trips to Alemany Farm, the Ferry Building Farmer's Market, Book Reading with Mo' Magic, composting at Garden for the Environment and many breakfasts at Kate's Kitchen, thanks so much!!! 

It has been a great summer, we are already looking forward to next year!

Koshland Garden Makeover in Progress!!!

Koshland Garden has a brand new kiosk and shed this month! We are super excited about how things are shaping up, and look forward to more
 changes soon, including a picnic table, and a reshaping of the lower John Muir Elementary School learning garden. Yahoo!

For feedback, questions, or to sign up to be on the waitlist for a community garden plot, contact:

Nora Brereton: 415-424-5770

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Helping in the Neighborhood

Today we focused our activities on participating in community events in the Western Addition. Summer is a great time of year for getting together with neighbors, the sunny days and local events bring everyone out to enjoy the parks and community centers.

In the morning we went to Patricia’s Green to help out at their volunteer day. We got busy with a whole lot of weeding, and planted some beautiful trailing bushes to brighten up one of the long raised beds along Octavia Street. This was our second time visiting the Green, it was nice to see the changes since we last came to help.

After lunch, we made our way to a DCYF Summer of Unity Event at Ella Hill Hutch Community Center. There we got a tour from local community activist and Hayes Valley Neighborhood Parks Group board member, Jerry, who showed us some of the famous local African Americans featured on the center’s historical mural..

After all the events, we returned to Koshland Garden for some garden maintenance and to give it a little love. We did the usual watering, compost turning and weeding, and Cameron helped reorganize our nrew tool shed, helping put up more hooks to keep the tools a bit more manageable!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Summer at Modern Tea!

Meet the BEET Ranger Youth Educators!

Meet the wonderful BEET Ranger Youth Educators! Below we have Arif Husain and Katherine Walsh. To the side, hiding behind BEET Ranger Calvin Yu, we have Ami Puri, helping to create a bean trellis out of woodscraps and wire. This team has been essential to making the BEET Ranger experience fun, educational, and engaging. They are each creative and experienced individuals in the world of plants and gardening, and we value their work deeply! 

Thank you wonderful educators!