Fall BEETS Cohort Begins

9.18.14-BEETS-Fall-Orientation_IMG_8273On Thursday, September 18, 2014 the fall cohort of BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) began. The new group consists of six returning BEETS: Angie Lemus, Claudia Williams, Ivan Galdamez, Jahnae Stanford, Kenya Mack and Kyle Patterson. New BEETS are Anthony Hernandez, Aylin Soria, Chrislyn Earle, Misael Perez, Thnah (Jimmy) Tang and Vicente Rivera. Miya Yung, our new Americorp intern, joined the group and will be specifically helping Melissa Tang the BEETS Program Manager this year.  Welcome everyone!
They met in our 4th floor CommunityGrows office of John Muir Elementary School and filled out paper work and saw a movie about Food Justice. Then they went down the street to Koshland Garden to get oriented to their home base for the next four months. Six of the returning BEETS lead a tour of the garden, the memorial garden, herb garden and orchard. Also they talked about garden rules, checked out the tool shed and got a lesson in composting. After the tour there was an introduction from Barbara Wenger, Executive Director and Kelly ErnstFriedman, Director of Programs. The returning youth then led the other in some ice-breaker games. A great group with lots of adventures in store.9.18.14-BEETS-Fall-Orientation_IMG_8256