“Can we make a green salad every week?”

-Abdul, 4th grader

We cultivate healthy youth through growing gardens in low-income, diverse communities.

We believe deeply in what we do and the change that we are able to make right here in San Francisco. We teach gardening, cooking, and healthy living to our youth, providing them with amazing outdoor experiences right here in the Western Addition.

First Fall Garden Workday at Rosa Parks!


On Saturday, September 19th over 40 volunteers gathered with CG staff to aerate soil, till, mulch, sweep and dance as part of the first garden workday at Rosa Parks Elementary School. We also unloaded supplies in preparation for building a brand-new greenhouse later this fall! Rosa Parks is home to two beautiful garden spaces which serve as outdoor classrooms for over 450 students throughout the year.

CG Staff presents at ChangeScale


Members of our staff facilitated and co-presented a workshop at the ChangeScale August 2015 Convening: Creating a Culture of Equity and Inclusion. One of the main topics included how to support diversity in environmentally-focused workforce development programs.


SportsBasement Logo

Join us at Sports Basement (1590 Bryant Street) on Thursday, September 24th and support Western Addition and Hunters Point Youth! Shop for all your camping, biking and sporting needs and mention “CommunityGrows” for a 10% discount on your purchase AND 10% of the remaining sale will be donated to expand gardening, cooking and job skills training for our kids.

Stop by between 6:00 and 8:00 pm for beer, wine and snacks provided by Sports Basement.