“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.
Thank you, Bain and Co!
On behalf of the staff at CommunityGrows, we would like to show our appreciation to Bain and Co. for their support and engagement in both our programs and this workday! The gardens look wonderful, and their actions have set the stage for another great year with our students.
A time of thanks and celebration
This year we’re partnering with Hayes Valley Art Works and Friends of the Urban Forest and will have branches, boughs and baubles available at their community space on Oak Street. Supplies are provided and you can take home the beautiful wreaths and cards you create, or donate to be added to holiday gift boxes that will be given away to families in need.
Did you know that in the Western Addition there is only one full-service grocery store to serve over 51,000 residents? Increasing edible garden space and teaching children about the individual and community impact of healthy eating and environmental stewardship is vital for equity and justice.