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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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Impromptu Salad Day at Rosa Parks Yoga and Salad in the Lower Garden

January 30th, 2018

A new tradition has begun at Rosa Parks as students join Seed-to-Mouth Garden Educator, Annie, for weekly yoga sessions in the Lower Garden. Students were also treated to an impromptu Salad Day thanks to all of the extra veggies in the gardens. Plus, get a recipe for Four-Ingredient Homemade Croutons!

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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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37027650791_62c3740fc9_o GAP Workday in Buchanan Mall

September 11th, 2017

  On Friday, September 8th, volunteers from GAP joined CommunityGrows in Buchanan Mall and the AAACC to help us get the gardens in shape for the Fall season.     We started our afternoon with a visit from two Citizen Film representatives. They shared the story of how the community came together to create, and … Continue reading GAP Workday in Buchanan Mall

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1.17.17-BEETS-Giants-Cooking_IMG_1132 BEETS Cookin’ at AT&T Garden

February 11th, 2017

On Tuesday, January 17, 2017 the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) enjoyed a cooking day at AT&T Park. The park, home to the San Francisco Giants also hosts a beautiful garden. It is a 4,320-square-foot patch, located just under the scoreboard behind the centerfield wall. Beyond providing a one-of-a-kind food experience within … Continue reading BEETS Cookin’ at AT&T Garden

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IMG_5305 Buchanan Mall-Mayor’s Day of Service

January 10th, 2016

On a rainy Saturday, January 9, 2016, CommunityGrows joined Buchanan Mall partners, Green Streets, Citizen Film and Mo’Magic to clean, green, serve and beautify San Francisco. Many volunteers throughout the City came to Ella Hill Hutch at 9:00 AM, donned yellow rain gear, and helped plant a tree in the front of Ella Hill Hutch … Continue reading Buchanan Mall-Mayor’s Day of Service

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Applications now available for fall BEETS!

August 5th, 2015

Are you 15-19 years old, want to learn more about how fresh food, herbs and plants can lead to a healthier body and community, AND get paid to be in the beautiful sunshine?  We’re now accepting applications for the Fall 2015 BEETS cohort! This fall we’ll continue to learn about food justice with a special focus … Continue reading Applications now available for fall BEETS!

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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!

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We’re hiring!

May 20th, 2015

CommunityGrows is hiring a full time Garden Educator & Site Manager! The Garden Educator & Site Manager manages the in-school environmental education program at one of our primary Western Addition sites and is responsible for teaching and planning 8-10 one-hour garden and/or nutrition education classes a week. As Site Manager, s/he will be responsible for … Continue reading We’re hiring!

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5.29.13-Cobb_IMG_1259-520x544 Join us for a Cobb Workday this Saturday April 11th

April 9th, 2015

Looking for an opportunity to spend some time in the sunshine AND support ecoliteracy and environmental education for Western Addition Youth this weekend? You’ve come to the right place! Join us this Saturday, April 11th from 11-2pm at William Cobb Elementary (2725 California St, San Francisco CA 94115). Light snacks and juice will be provided. … Continue reading Join us for a Cobb Workday this Saturday April 11th

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