• SVHC member Tadashi jumping from a redwood tree.
    May 28, 2015
    SVHC Ropes Course Training

    SVHC Members participated in a fun and challenging ropes course training deep within the redwoods. Led by Sharon Haseman and SVHC’s own Jenny Wood, members were pushed to strategize and work together to overcome obstacles and quite literally jump from new heights! For more pictures from the training check out our Facebook album. And while…

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  • May 5, 2015
    Member Story: April Showers Bring…

    By Jenny Wood “April showers bring May flowers.” I have heard this saying many times in my life. However, California is experiencing an extreme drought and this year, April did not bring many showers. For Earth Day, I had discussions with students about what they can do to help the planet we call home. Students…

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  • Silicon Valley HealthCorps Members at Full Circle Farm in Sunnyvale, CA
    April 8, 2015
    Cesar Chavez Day of Service

    On March 30, 2015, in honor of Cesar Chavez Day, the Silicon Valley HealthCorps participated in a Day of Service. We went to Full Circle Farm in Sunnyvale, where we learned about its programs, successes, and challenges, and helped out on the farm. We also held a potluck and discussion of what Cesar Chavez day…

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    January 22, 2015
    SVHC MLK Day of Service

    Our Silicon Valley HealthCorps spent the day at the Smythe Clubhouse at the Boys and Girls Club of Silicon Valley! Members helped to paint the clubhouse, weed the garden, and run activity stations for the kids, which included games, salad making, and taste testing. For more pictures from the Day of Service, check out the…

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  • January 21, 2015
    SVHC Life Lab Training

    Silicon Valley HealthCorps members enjoyed a training at Life Lab in Santa Cruz, where they toured the UCSC farm and Life Lab campus, learned new and unique ways to integrate garden-based education, and brainstormed effective methods of crop planning! Check out our Facebook album for pictures from the training!

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  • November 2, 2014
    A Fun Foodie Weekend for SVHC!

    Last Friday was Food Day and SVHC celebrated at the Safe and Green Halloween Fiesta run by CommUniverCity at McKinley Elementary! Several SVHC members manned colorful tables to share seeds, recipes, fresh fruit, and tips for living a healthy and sustainable life. It was a fun way to start off the weekend…and to end the weekend…

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  • This photo shows all of the members in their best plant pose!
    October 8, 2014
    SVHC Orientation Ends!

    We are so proud to have our 20 SVHC members complete their orientation! We had many trainings on topics such as composting, popular education, and cultural diversity. The esprit de corps is definitely growing strong as members form friendships and get to know the San Jose community. We’re looking forward to our next training in…

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    September 22, 2014
    Compost and Classroom Management Training

    This week HealthCorps members learned all about vermicompost, hot, and cold compost from Rose at The Forge Garden, and then the Popular Education teaching method! We sorted worm bins and learned new ways to communicate with our students of all ages. Check out more pictures in our Facebook album!

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    September 15, 2014
    AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary

    HealthCorps members celebrated the 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps on Friday at The Presidio in San Francisco! After hearing from actor Lou Diamond Phillips, Governor Brown, and the Chief Service Officer for California Volunteers Karen Baker, members helped clean up a school garden. To see more pictures of the day, check out our album on Facebook!…

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    August 25, 2014
    Congratulations to our SVHC Graduates!

    We had our Silicon Valley HealthCorps graduation on Friday and it was a wonderful celebration of the members’ commitment to a year of service that was filled with laughter, tears, delicious food made out of native edible plants, and a little rap music. We had the privilege of having Michael Dimmock, president of Roots of…

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