Category Archives: CommunityGrows Organization

NatureNet-Logo-FNL-LeafOnly Environmental Literacy Reports: LEAP, ChangeScale and the Environmental Literacy Blueprint.

February 7th, 2016

From 2013-2015, CommunityGrows participated with 17 Bay Area youth leadership and environmental stewardship organizations, all grantees with the S.D. Bechel Jr. Fund, under the consultation of LFA (Learning for Action) and the LEAPS (Leadership and Evaluation to Advance Programs Success) for Environmental Literacy Initiative. As a result of this work three cluster studies were generated … Continue reading Environmental Literacy Reports: LEAP, ChangeScale and the Environmental Literacy Blueprint.

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IMG_5527 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

January 19th, 2016

On Monday, January 18, 2016 over 90 volunteers came out to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. This event was sponsored by the African American Arts and Culture Center (AAACC) and CommunityGrows. Volunteers began arriving at 8:30 AM on a morning reprieved from the wonderful rain we’ve been having in the Bay Area. … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Tags: , , , AAACC, African American Arts & Culture Complex, CommunityGrows Organization, Koshland Garden, Lick-Wilmerding HS, MLK Day, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Rosa Parks Elementary School, University High School, Volunteers, Workdays

12.6.14-WreathCard_IMG_9588 Join us for the Holidays!

November 29th, 2015

This is a wonderful holiday tradition with CommunityGrows and all our partners. Please stop by the Hayes Valley South Community Room, at 403 Rose Street (near Buchanan Street) from 1-4 PM on Saturday, December 12th to enjoy refreshments and create a wreath and some cards for the holidays. Boughs of evergreens, frames, and trinkets will … Continue reading Join us for the Holidays!

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IMG_5148 Harvest Celebration

November 11th, 2015

CommunityGrows Advisory Board and Staff culminated many months of hard work and planning into a wonderful Harvest Festival at Stern Grove Trocadero Clubhouse on Thursday evening, November 5, 2015. Located in a redwood grove with trails, meadows, ponds, and eucalyptus trees all around, the Clubhouse was a beautiful setting. It gave a rustic feeling to … Continue reading Harvest Celebration

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8.27.15-SFW_IMG_3117 Staff Presents at ChangeScale

September 7th, 2015

CommunityGrows staff Kelly ErnstFriedman, Melissa Tang and Cha’Shay Woldridge presented with Julia Hatton from Rising Sun Energy Center spoke at the ChangeScale August 2015 Convening: Creating a Culture of Equity and Inclusion. They reported on their work with other Bay Area organizations that made up a LEAPS (Leadership and Evaluation to Advance Program Success) cohort, … Continue reading Staff Presents at ChangeScale

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7.8.15-BTW-NewLib_IMG_2212 Vote for CommunityGrows Video!

August 26th, 2015

CommunityGrows entered their video in a Retale Community Garden Video Contest sponsored by Echo-Reducing Hunger, Improving Lives Worldwide. Please go on-line and vote for us here. We would receive $2500 towards our garden program! The contest picked ten gardens throughout the USA to choose from, and we think ours is pretty good! You can vote … Continue reading Vote for CommunityGrows Video!

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7.8.15-BuchananMall-Exploratorium_IMG_1786 Buchanan Mall Activation!

July 18th, 2015

We are honored to be included as partners with neighborhood residents, Green Streets and the Exploratorium to reactivate Buchanan Mall. This narrow park is 6 blocks long on Buchanan Street in the Western Addition, between Grove and Eddy. Right now many housing development butt up against it, as well as the Rosa Parks Senior Center, … Continue reading Buchanan Mall Activation!

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5.29.15-BBQ-KP_IMG_1276 Great BBQ with Bibimbap!

June 1st, 2015

Yes, it was cold (50 degrees!), and overcast, yet who can keep us away from a BBQ? On Friday afternoon May 29, 2015, CommunityGrows held its summer kick-off BBQ in Koshland Garden to celebrate the end of the school year and all our great partnerships. We were honored to have the Bibimbap Backbackers here, a … Continue reading Great BBQ with Bibimbap!

Tags: BBQ, CommunityGrows Organization, Events, Koshland Garden, Koshland Park, Partners, Uncategorized

5.16.14-Nora-Goodbye-Party-KP_IMG_6487 Come to our BBQ!

May 21st, 2015

On Friday, May 29th from 4-6 PM we will be having a BBQ in Koshland Park to celebrate the end of the school year, the beginning of summer, great partnerships, great kids and great staff members. Please let us know by May 25th if you can attend, especially if you’re bringing groups of kids, so … Continue reading Come to our BBQ!

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12.6.14-WreathCard_IMG_9501 Wreath and Card Making Fun!

December 12th, 2014

On Saturday, December 6, 2014 a great turnout of the community with families and youth made our Wreath and Card Making event an overwhelming success. Our BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) engaged everyone arriving, showing them how to make wreaths for the first time. With so many great trinkets and baubles, ribbons, … Continue reading Wreath and Card Making Fun!

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