Yearly Archives: 2019

48416720471_59011a1ae6_o Westside Court Workday!

August 19th, 2019

Westside Court Apartments is a very engaging community with committed residents who are activating the outdoor shared spaces.  “Westside courts is a pleasure to have in the neighborhood. I play basketball there a couple times a week (super convenient), and people are always friendly. It's nice to come home to a neighborhood with something actually … Continue reading Westside Court Workday!

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image1 (5) Our own Trailblazers!

August 13th, 2019

Throughout the years women have worked in many different fields – and while they have historically been denied or struggled to gain access in certain sectors – it’s amazing to see how far women have come. At CommunityGrows, we are blessed to have two such amazing women – Barbara Wenger and Kelly ErnstFriedman. Wenger founded … Continue reading Our own Trailblazers!

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We’re hiring BEETs!

August 1st, 2019

Are you a 14-25 years old and want to learn more about the environment, healthy eating,  AND gain valuable job skills? We're hiring for our 2019-20 BEETs crew! This year you'll learn about environmental and food justice, meet teens from all over the Bay Area, and learn to lead workshops on health and wellness to … Continue reading We’re hiring BEETs!

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IMG_1513 Community Barbecue

July 23rd, 2019

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success” Edward Everett Hale. On July 10th, 2019, CommunityGrows had the honors to give back to our community and it could not have gone any better. Thank you to the amazing community members and other organizations that were able to attend the event, … Continue reading Community Barbecue

Tags: BBQ, CommunityGrows Organization, Koshland Garden

IMG_1510 Summer Recipe: Veggie Butterfly Snack

July 3rd, 2019

As we  all continue to enjoy this warm weather and everything that comes with it, here is a recipe that you can enjoy with your kids this summer :   Veggie Butterfly Snack Ingredients 1 Celery A spoonful SunButter 8-10 Blueberries 2 Pretzels 1 Cherry Tomato 1 Small Marshmallow 2 Tiny Chocolate Chips (multiply amounts … Continue reading Summer Recipe: Veggie Butterfly Snack

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44500927095_4af940939c_o Farewell & Thank You!

July 2nd, 2019

CommunityGrows would like to thank and wish our employees - Emily Dial and Debbie Harris - a grateful goodbye and our hope that they continue influence the community as they did with us! Both Emily and Debbie have gone out of their way to help and tend our community gardens. Emily was our garden & nutrition … Continue reading Farewell & Thank You!

Tags: BEETS, CommunityGrows Organization, Gardens, John Muir Elementary School, Koshland Garden

BEETS Graduation photo1 Congratulations, BEETS class of 2018-19!

May 17th, 2019

Congratulations! Jalyn McFarland-Kelley Tiana Hubbard Daniel Juarez Ahlaya Martin Hannah Lin On Wednesday, May 15  our BEETS cohort culminated their 6-month internship with CommunityGrows with a graduation celebration! These teens were such an amazing team: they successfully planned and ran run three community-events in the Western Addition: Wreath and Card Making in partnership with Hayes Valley Art … Continue reading Congratulations, BEETS class of 2018-19!

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She2019bd (2) National Rebuilding Day 2019: SheBuilds for the Community!

May 1st, 2019

As April comes to a close, we at CommunityGrows are celebrating the successful completion of a nearly year-long project with Rebuilding Together! The SheBuilds team joined us at Koshland Community Park and Learning Garden on National Rebuilding Day with the goal of  increasing the capacity and existing green space in the garden, as well as … Continue reading National Rebuilding Day 2019: SheBuilds for the Community!

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IMG_3576 (1) This summer we’re partnering with Opportunities for All!

April 30th, 2019

We're excited to announce that this summer our BEETS Program will be participating in Mayor Breed's Opportunities for All initiative! We're partnering with Magic Zone to offer teens up to 80 hours  of job skills and training focused on gardening, environmentalism and healthy cooking this summer.  Through the exciting partnership we'll be able to increase our stipend rate to $15 an hour! … Continue reading This summer we’re partnering with Opportunities for All!

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IMG_5664 (1) Celebrating Earth Day!

April 25th, 2019

On April 22nd, the BEETS hosted an Earth Day Celebration on the Buchanan Mall. The event featured healthy yogurt parfait snacks, a scavenger hunt, an "Around the Earth" free throw contest, writing letters to the Earth and seed planting! Children and youth from neighboring programs like Booker T. Washington and Ella Hill came to learn and … Continue reading Celebrating Earth Day!

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