Yearly Archives: 2018

45951508385_e05039b9f6_o Hello BEETS, Mobile Meditation Pavilions, and 2019!

December 26th, 2018

BEETS at the Wreath and Card Making Event 12.16.18 In Case You Missed It...  The BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated & Employable Teens) is an opportunity for teens to earn a stipend as they learn about environmental stewardship, experience nature, discover issues of food equity and environmental justice, and increase their personal well-being and that … Continue reading Hello BEETS, Mobile Meditation Pavilions, and 2019!

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31579923955_15a59c2d55_o Hot Apple Cider and Homemade DIY Decorations

December 17th, 2018

This weekend, folks braved the rain and came together with CommunityGrows for the annual wreath and card making event! The space was cozy under the tarps, with hot cider in hand, holiday music playing, and friends chatting as everyone created their masterpieces. We are so grateful to Hayes Valley Art Works and Friends of the Urban … Continue reading Hot Apple Cider and Homemade DIY Decorations

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47451865_296005871035145_2111958178198454272_n Health & Wellness & Sweet Potato Tacos

November 29th, 2018

At this week's Mo'Magic meeting, Garden and Seed-to-Mouth educator Yaya made sweet potato tacos for the annual Health and Wellness presentation. Not only were the tacos delicious, but they looked beautiful too! What is Mo'MAGIC?  Mo’ MAGIC is a collaborative San Francisco neighborhood-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to transform the community and youth through … Continue reading Health & Wellness & Sweet Potato Tacos

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20181003_180632 3rd Annual Joey the Cat Fundraiser!

October 5th, 2018

CommunityGrows would like to thank everyone who joined us and supported our 3rd Annual Fall Fundraiser at Joey the Cat! The night was a huge success (we met and then surpassed our fundraising goals!)  as well as a fun way to celebrate a wonderful year with our friends, partners, and supporters. We want to give … Continue reading 3rd Annual Joey the Cat Fundraiser!

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IMG_1852 Bain and Co. Brings a Green Thumb to our Garden

October 1st, 2018

Last Friday, Bain and Co. joined CommunityGrows for a workday in Koshland garden! Though a bit overcast, the team jumped into the task list for the day and gave the garden a makeover, just in time for the start of classes. Read more about their workday below! The day started with a group activity led by … Continue reading Bain and Co. Brings a Green Thumb to our Garden

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IMG_1778 Volunteer Highlight: Autodesk Comes to Koshland

September 25th, 2018

It was a perfect Friday to get out of the office and into the gardens! Autodesk joined CommunityGrows last week for a workday at Koshland to get the garden in shape for the upcoming semester. After a round of introductions, the team participated in a game led by Gardens Program Manager Anna. One of her … Continue reading Volunteer Highlight: Autodesk Comes to Koshland

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IMG_5307 (1) Fall Back into Garden Class!

September 20th, 2018

This week kicks off the beginning of garden and nutrition classes at Rosa Parks Elementary School and Rosa Parks ExCEL after school program. (And at school partners including Booker T.  Washington Community Center, Faces SF, too! Classes at John Muir Elementary School, Western Addition Beacon, Willie Mays Boys and Girls Club, and Magic Zone will be starting in the … Continue reading Fall Back into Garden Class!

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choose peace not violence 4th Annual Choose Peace Festival

August 28th, 2018

CommunityGrows had the privilege of attending and taking part in the 4th annual Choose Peace Not Violence festival at the Ella Hutch Hill Center on August 25th. The sun was shining as friends, neighbors, and community organizations came together to listen to music, watch performances, and take part in the many activities offered by local … Continue reading 4th Annual Choose Peace Festival

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IMG_4697 2018 Recap: Summer in the Gardens

August 12th, 2018

"I want to be kind and protect all of the creatures in the garden! I love creatures!" -- a student who affectionately referred to all insects in the garden as "creatures" and who may, one day, be an entomologist. Fun in the Sun CommunityGrows had a wonderful summer! We enjoyed working with youth from partner programs including the … Continue reading 2018 Recap: Summer in the Gardens

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IMG_1358 (1) Morgan Stanley Brings Sunshine to Our Gardens

June 28th, 2018

Morgan Stanley volunteers with CommunityGrows for a third year! Now our gardens look wonderful, and their actions have set the stage for another great year with our students.

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