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Introducing Kelly ErnstFriedman

May 12th, 2014

We would like to welcome Kelly ErnstFriedman to our staff as the new Director of Programs. Her recent work with the Oakland School District on the development of a food recovery program inspired her to seek out CommunityGrows, which is committed to planting the seeds of food justice among Bay Area youth. She spent the … Continue reading Introducing Kelly ErnstFriedman

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Teens in Koshland Garden with the Redwood Trust

November 3rd, 2013

Saturday, November 2, 2013 the BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) hosted teens from the CA Academy of Sciences and CommunityGrows hosted the Redwood Trust Employee Foundation for a day of garden maintenance in Koshland Park. The Redwood Trust is a real estate investment trust (REIT) located in Mill Valley, CA. In May … Continue reading Teens in Koshland Garden with the Redwood Trust

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Come See Us at the West Coast Crafts Fair

October 26th, 2013

CommunityGrows will be featured at the West Coast Crafts Fair on November 16th and 17th at Fort Mason. We are thrilled about this opportunity. Come out and see us. Enter a raffle for dinner for two at State Bird Provisions and a beautiful quilt from the San Francisco Quilters Guild. We will have cookbooks and … Continue reading Come See Us at the West Coast Crafts Fair

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Dinosaur Kale and Happy Tummies

October 25th, 2013

On Monday, October 21st, the Hayward RecConnect-San Francisco kids devoted themselves to ripping stems from Dinosaur Kale and chopping the leaves into small pieces. They cut onions, zucchini and carrots as well, to add to a delicious minestrone soup. Well versed in the art of washing hands, caring for utensils and other cooking rules, these … Continue reading Dinosaur Kale and Happy Tummies

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Mrs. Jefferson’s Kindergarden at Rosa Parks

May 20th, 2013

Who could ask for a better day? Today, May 20, 2013 the Kinder-gardener’s in Ms. Jefferson’s class got a treat! Out to the garden in the morning to start the week at Rosa Parks! After a lesson in harvesting and identifying plants, everyone got to pick vegetables to take home to their families. Snap peas, … Continue reading Mrs. Jefferson’s Kindergarden at Rosa Parks

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UC Berkeley Partners with CommunityGrows

April 30th, 2013

The UC Berkeley IABC (International Association of Business Communicators), selected CommunityGrows as their group project this spring to assist us with our Communications Plan. A group of six women, all students at UC Berkeley, spent weeks researching the best ways for CommunityGrows to strengthen our outreach, both in social media, corporate partnerships, and talent management. … Continue reading UC Berkeley Partners with CommunityGrows

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Cobb Elementary After-school Garden Classes!

March 24th, 2013

Thanks to our partners at the YMCA, we were able to add William L. Cobb Elementary School’s after-school program to our garden program. Adrian Almquist has been working there most Wednesday afternoons getting the site ready and mentoring a few young gardeners. Take a look:

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Job Panel for the BEETS

December 23rd, 2012

On Tuesday, December 4, 2012 seven professionals came to talk with the fall cohort of BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens). They included Danise Sugita from Public Allies; Michele Palmer from Friends of the Urban Forest; Jeremy Siemers and Ashley from Starbucks; Brian Reyes—an environmental consultant/planner with the City; Ashley, from a neighborhood … Continue reading Job Panel for the BEETS

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BEETS Spruce Up the AIDS Memorial Grove

November 24th, 2012

Our CommunityGrows Fall 2012 BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) volunteered on Saturday, October 20th, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM at the AIDS Memorial Grove in Golden Gate Park. The National AIDS Memorial Grove is a dedicated space in the national landscape where millions of Americans touched directly or indirectly by … Continue reading BEETS Spruce Up the AIDS Memorial Grove

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Rosa Parks BBQ Fun!

November 23rd, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012 was a fun back-to-school BBQ for families and friends of Rosa Parks Elementary School. Our BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) helped out by leading the games: hula hoops, clothespin drops, bean-bag tosses, and jump rope. There was great food and lots of community to help start the new … Continue reading Rosa Parks BBQ Fun!

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