Category Archives: CommunityGrows Organization

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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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

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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

YAX Meditation Station Installation32 (1) 2019 Youth BEETS and YAX Build a Mediation Pavilion

March 28th, 2019

Thanks to support from the San Francisco Arts Commission, our BEETS and teens from YAX  (Youth Art Exchange) collaborated with the Advanced Architecture Firm students to design and build an outdoor, mobile meditation pavilion: an outdoor, collapsible and transportable pavilion that holds five to ten people. It will be used for quiet reflection, meditation and teaching … Continue reading 2019 Youth BEETS and YAX Build a Mediation Pavilion

Tags: BEETS, CommunityGrows Organization, Koshland Garden, Koshland Park

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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Buchanan Mall Workday – 6.9.2017 CG Volunteers: Always in Bloom

April 18th, 2018

In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, we want to give a shout-out and a thank you to all of the neighbors, partners, businesses, and friends who have supported CommunityGrows this past year.

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DCYF DCYF awards multi-year grant for cultivating healthy youth!

March 1st, 2018

We are so grateful and excited to be awarded a 5-year grant from the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families! This substantial grant will support our Seed to Mouth Garden Education Program, which teaches environmental and nutritional education using gardens as classrooms.

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BEETS Giants BEETS Grow in Our Neighborhood

February 26th, 2018

Spring is in the air and our gardens are flourishing! But the sun isn’t the only reason the gardens are looking so fresh — the BEETS have been out in the gardens planting, watering, weeding, and cleaning to make our spaces healthy and inviting. Volunteer Alana shares about her experience working with the BEETS program this session.

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Volunteer at MLK Day 2018 #MLKDay of Service: Honoring Dr. King

January 19th, 2018

“Make it a day on, not a day off.” This was the rallying phrase as thousands of people across the U.S. turned out on January 15th to celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy. On Monday, CommunityGrows joined the AAACC, Citizen Film, and 3.9 Art Collective for our own day of service event with guest speakers, garden projects, and community art.

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