“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.

CommunityGrows Shares Recent Reports


Check out reports that impact the field of Environmental Education and Environmental Literacy, including reports co-authored by CommunityGrows. This includes work done with Learning for Action and the LEAP cohort [Leadership and Evaluation to Advance Programs Success) for Environmental Literacy Initiative, and also the report by the Greening 2.0 initiative on The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations, and the recently released California Department of Education Report, A Blueprint for Environmental Literacy.


VOLUNTEER with CommunityGrows


CommunityGrows is teaching the kids a great many things, but I think perhaps one of the most important lessons is that we must respect and love the earth. The kids learn to pay attention to the plants and appreciate them as living things. They learn how to interpret the conditions and feelings of the garden. I volunteer with the program because I think this sort of thinking is completely invaluable in our society today, as we become further and further disconnected from our planet and the earth we depend on. We can’t forget our roots, and programs like CommunityGrows work hard to make sure that we don’t.



Since 1994, CommunityGrows has been planting seeds in schools and in neighborhood gardens, inspiring our youth to live healthier lives and become leaders in their communities. We have big plans to expand and deepen our impact in 2016, your support makes all the difference!