Category Archives: Featured

Bi-Rite Creamery for CommunityGrows

April 16th, 2013

Bi-Rite Market and Creamery, operating out of their new store on Divisadero is featuring CommunityGrows in their creamery for the month of April, by collecting tips for us. If you’ve never been to Bi-Rite Grocery on 18th Street, or the new Divisadero Store, or you’ve never tasted their award-winning ice cream, you are in for … Continue reading Bi-Rite Creamery for CommunityGrows

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Birds Bees Flowers Trees

April 11th, 2013

This afternoon, Thursday, April 11, 2013, lesson plans were the name of the game! Our current BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) tried out their lesson plans of birds, bees, flowers and trees. It involved weeks of gathering information and gearing their lessons to K-5 students they will soon be mentoring. Today was … Continue reading Birds Bees Flowers Trees

Tags: BEETS, Featured, Koshland Garden, Koshland Park

Cooking with the San Francisco Foundation

April 8th, 2013

Today, Monday, April 8, 2013, our Seed to Mouth Cooking Class of CommunityGrows had three visitors from the San Francisco Foundation. Mark Cloutier, Program Director, Shalini Iyer, Community Health Program Fellow; and Emily Rosenberg, Program Assistant, all from the Public Policy, Community Health and Civic Engagement Initiative joined us to see the program in action. … Continue reading Cooking with the San Francisco Foundation

Tags: Cooking Class, Featured, Hayward Recreation Center

Fillmore Farmers Market with Oasis for Girls!

April 6th, 2013

On Saturday, April 6, under cloudy skies and drizzle, eight BEETS joined seven young women from Oasis for Girls at the Fillmore Farmers Market for a day of learning and fun. Kicking off the day with an ice-breaker game to get to know each other, they then broke into groups and went on a scavenger … Continue reading Fillmore Farmers Market with Oasis for Girls!

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Recruiting for Summer 2013 BEETS

March 25th, 2013

CommunityGrows is now taking applications for our Summer 2013 BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) Program. This is a four-month green jobs training program for youth 15-19 years old, primarily living in the Western Addition of San Francisco. The session runs from June 11-August 8, 2013, and candidates should be available Mondays-Fridays from … Continue reading Recruiting for Summer 2013 BEETS

Tags: BEETS, Featured, Job Postings

John Muir Teachers on Microscopes

March 24th, 2013

On Tuesday, March 19th, 2013, CommunityGrows staff Nora Brereton and Adrian Almquist lead a professional development workshop on microscopes for John Muir Elementary School teachers. These microscopes were purchased for the garden/science program of CommunityGrows at John Muir School. Teachers received instruction on how to work with the microscopes for their students in K-5th grade. … Continue reading John Muir Teachers on Microscopes

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Koshland Garden Workday and much more…

March 24th, 2013

On Saturday, March 16th, we had a great workday in Koshland Garden. CommunityGrows staff Adrian Almquist, Nora Brereton, Ezekiel McCarter and Barbara Wenger were joined by our fantastic Starbucks partners who came out in force and brought refreshments as well. Julien Lundh, one of our BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) pitched in, … Continue reading Koshland Garden Workday and much more…

Tags: Featured, Koshland Garden, Koshland Park, Workdays

BEETS Expand Horizons at Skyline College

March 24th, 2013

On Saturday, March 16th four female BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) joined Lisa Drogin, BEETS Coordinator, for a day at Skyline College in San Bruno. Jennifer Rodriguez, Julianna Echeverria, Sydni Walker and Shontay Vessell spent the day meeting women who use science and math in their careers, as well as women in … Continue reading BEETS Expand Horizons at Skyline College

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Thanks for your Support of CommunityGrows

December 23rd, 2012

Please consider donating to CommunityGrows to keep our wonderful programs going. We depend on your support. Thank you from everyone at CommunityGrows! Fall-2012 Appeal Ltr

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National Night Out with Mayor Lee

August 12th, 2012

August 7, 2012 was the 29th Annual National Night Out, a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. Folks in the Western Addition came together at Ella Hill Hutch to celebrate all the good work the community has done to support the youth in our neighborhood. The BEETS (Band of … Continue reading National Night Out with Mayor Lee

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