LEAF 2014 - The Movie

Joseph Serves Those in Need

Food Prep, Serving in Glide's Dining Rooms, Sharing Lunch With Friends, Survey@Farmers' Market

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Pierce’s French Toast!


3 eggs
2 tablespoons of milk
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 tablespoon of honey
1 teaspoon of cinnamon


Crack open the three eggs and beat them. Then add the rest of the ingredients into the bowl. Then mix them all together. Next, soak slices of SF Sourdough Bread in the batter momentarily. After that, put the bread slices on the griddle until the bread is brown on both sides. Then EAT IT! :)

Friday, August 1, 2014

Max Loves LEAF and Urban Farming

LEAF was great! The work on the roof was tiring but fun, and a little inspirational, to go make your own rooftop AWESOME, and that's what I'm going to do! I did a lot of watering plants. I loved pouring a tiny but of water on the leaves and seeing how they reacted. One held the water in the flower. One leaf filled up, overflowed, tipped, spilled it's water on the leaf below, which in turn overflowed onto the dirt the plant was planted in.

I can't believe the LEAF graduation is tomorrow. There's so much we have to do, like finish the mural. MURAL! I love the mural. So proud.

~ Max

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Juliana Farms, Chats With Community Leaders and Creates Art

Today we went to Glide's rooftop garden. We did lots of projects like picking out potatoes from the potato tower, watering the plants and shifting the compost. After that we harvested some lettuce and some other plants that are edible and made it for lunch. I learned that they harvest food from their garden once a week and serve it to people.

~ Juliana

Josh Farms Glide's Urban Rooftop!

L3@F @ G|ID3

Today, Leaf academy went to Glide for the second time. We were going there to look at the roof-top garden and help out at the garden. When we arrived, we were greeted by friendly smiles and "hi". Then, we marched up 5 or 6 flights of stairs because 17 people in an elevator = big no no.... Not good. When we got to the top floor, we put our stuff down and looked around at the garden. The garden had mostly eatable things like lettuce and pomegranates. The lettuce was bad because it was bitter. The view from the top was amazing. We could see the whole city below us. Todd got us to circle up so we could get working. We were divided up into three different groups. One was the watering group that watered all the plants that needed it. The second was the compost group that ran compost through a sifter that would later be used for the soil. The third group was harvesting and washing potatoes. I was in the watering group :). Then we took a break to eat lunch. Robert and some of the GLIDE staff brought food for us to eat as well as the lunches we had. Robert brought a salad that had beans, avocado, corn and tomatoes. The staff brought bread and blue cheese. The lunches were amazing! I had a good day working with Glide as well as the other people at Leaf.

~ Glide

Rou Rou Puts Her Energy Into Making the TL a Better Place for All People

Today, I had an amazing day. I worked at Glide and went to the farmer's market. GLIDE is a soup kitchen in the Tenderloin. A soup kitchen is a place where homeless people can eat for free. When I was working at GLIDE, I prepared lunch for families. I served people, cleaned off table and made sure that there were enough utensils for everyone. The Farmer's Market was okay. I had a better time at GLIDE. At the Farmers Market, I walked around and asked people if they were willing to take a survey LEAF made.  I had more fun doing this project last year.

~ Rou Rou

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A very tired Juliana shares her day with you!

Today we went to GLIDE and prepared and served food to people who are less fortunate. I noticed lots of people smiling*:) happy when we gave them lunch. After that we went to the farmers market and asked people if they could take our foods survey.

~ Juliana

Max Tackles Tough Issues and Craves to be Creative!

LEAF was great today! The work at GLIDE was tiring, but it was worth it for that warm fuzzy feeling that feels like a kitten that just came out of the dryer. It was sad to see the kids come in at the end. One looked like he was my age!

I really liked the farmer's market surveying. My group got both adults and kids, which I thought was cool. Our group only got 8 people, but assuming everybody else got all 9, the total is big! I do feel that, since everybody was at the farmer's market, the results were similar. If we had asked random people around that area, we would have gotten more varied results.

I wished we had gotten to work on the murals. I'm super proud of mine, and can't wait to paint it.

~ Max

Preview Activity - Watch "Running the Gauntlet"