Yearly Archives: 2009

Holiday Wreath & Card Making-12.12.09

December 17th, 2009

CommunityGrows organized a Wreath and Card Making Event, with local partners, including Community Partners United, Hayes Valley Association and Trash Mash Up on a rainy Saturday in December. We had over 45 participants including many residents from Hayes Valley Apartments and a great team of volunteers from BuildOn organization! Thank you for a great day! … Continue reading Holiday Wreath & Card Making-12.12.09

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Thanksgiving Event at John Muir Elementary School

November 21st, 2009

CommmunityGrows joined many partners, including MoMagic and Community Partners United to celebrate Thanksgiving with the neighborhood at John Muir Elemetary School. Here are some photos from the event. Ms. Welch, Nora Brereton and Ms. Brown: Three Angels Dancing: Our New Northern Station Captain, Ann Mannix and daughters Lauren and Kate: Camilla Dawkins and Liz Jackson … Continue reading Thanksgiving Event at John Muir Elementary School

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A CommunityGrows in San Franciscio

November 19th, 2009

Check out Maureen Futtner’s article in the San Francisco Examiner on November 19, 2009: A community grows in San Francisco Excerpt: Continuing our monthly feature profiling an emerging San Francisco nonprofit, following is a Q&A with Barbara Wenger of Community Grows (formerly Hayes Valley Neighborhood Parks Group). If your organization is interested in being featured, … Continue reading A CommunityGrows in San Franciscio

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New Intern Meredith Bunyard and November Workday a Great Success!

November 14th, 2009

CommunityGrows is very honored to have Meredith Bunyard, a wonderful intern from San Francisco State University helping us in the garden this semester. She is an Environmental Studies major, with a concentration in Social Justice and Sustainability. We love all the great energy and knowledge she has brought to the garden and our programs. Thank … Continue reading New Intern Meredith Bunyard and November Workday a Great Success!

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October Fun

October 31st, 2009

Our cameras were in the garden afterschool with the YMCA Beacon Kids who come twice a week. The lesson was worms and composting. Collecting worms and sifting compost. It was a most exciting time! Then all of a sudden…. it was Halloween. We roasted marshmellows for s’mores at Hayes Valley South with the neighborhood groups … Continue reading October Fun

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New Herb Garden

September 30th, 2009

Thanks to the dreams of Nora, Barbara and Arif, and the hard work of contractor Peter van der Sterre, we now have a beautiful seating area where our herb garden is planted. The seating is large enough to accommodate a class of John Muir School students and is in the sunniest part of the garden. … Continue reading New Herb Garden

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NORA’S BACK!!

September 20th, 2009

We are SO HAPPY to have Nora Brereton back in the garden and totally recovered from her hiking accident three months ago. WELCOME BACK! We really missed you! She is the brains behind our Programs and does an amazing job networking and building community. One of her first orders of business was to have a … Continue reading NORA’S BACK!!

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District 5 Clean Up

September 19th, 2009

August and September Events: District 5 Clean Up in Koshland Park on August 8, 2009 with Ashley Young, Camilla Dawkins, Soumeya Kerrar, Corrine Law, and Tammia Hubbard. Camilla is the Liaison to our community from the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, and Tammia was an intern in that office this summer. Ashley and Soumeya are … Continue reading District 5 Clean Up

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Summer 2009 Highlights

July 15th, 2009

• Our May Celebration,announcing our new name, mission and great award from GreatNonProfits was a hugh success. Our CommunityGrows board joined us with YMCA folks and Val Brown from Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi’s office. Also our wonderful long-time friend, Sissy Geballe and her grandson Dan and his wife Linda joined us. A terrific day! • First … Continue reading Summer 2009 Highlights

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Spring Celebration in Koshland Park

May 25th, 2009

Join us this Saturday, May 30th, 2009 for a day of garden work and play, and to celebrate the Hayes Valley Neighborhood PARKS Group’s transformation: A new name (Community Grows!) and a Great NonProfits Award! Garden Workday 10-1 PM Celebration/BBQ 1-3 PM Movies in the Park 8:30 PM Location: Koshland Park (corner of Page and … Continue reading Spring Celebration in Koshland Park

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