“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.

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Wonderful volunteers from all over the Bay Area, with an especially great group of youth from Lick-Wilmerding HS, joined us on MLK, Jr. Day to honor his legacy through service. We cleaned and planted in gardens throughout the Western Addition…

A young videographer and gardener

Barry digging

Barry Tan, a recent graduate from our BEETS program, filmed, edited and co-produced a video about the BEETS Program. Learn more about the program and these amazing youth. Great job, Barry!

Make a difference

Kids in lots of green

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!