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

May 14th, 2019

Our teens, the BEETS and the YAX 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 opportunities to be built, it is installed in Koshland Community Park. … Continue reading 2019 Youth BEETS and YAX Build a Mediation Pavilion

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She2019bd (2) National Rebuilding Day 2019: SheBuilds for the Community!

May 1st, 2019

As April comes to a close, we at CommunityGrows are celebrating the successful completion of a nearly year-long project with Rebuilding Together! The SheBuilds team joined us at Koshland Community Park and Learning Garden on National Rebuilding Day with the goal of  increasing the capacity and existing green space in the garden, as well as … Continue reading National Rebuilding Day 2019: SheBuilds for the Community!

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This summer we’re partnering with Opportunities for All!

April 30th, 2019

We're excited to announce that this summer our BEETS Program will be participating in Mayor Breed's Opportunities for All initiative! We're partnering with Magic Zone to offer teens up to 80 hours  of job skills and training focused on gardening, environmentalism and healthy cooking this summer.  Through the exciting partnership we'll be able to increase our stipend rate to $15 an hour! … Continue reading This summer we’re partnering with Opportunities for All!

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Pruning and clearing some space for new raised planter boxes! National Rebuilding Day 2019: Showing Our Love at Koshland

March 29th, 2019

Second site visit for Rebuilding Together SF project. Rebuilding Together SF, SheBuilds. This April, Rebuilding Together San Francisco (RTSF) is working with CommunityGrows to build new garden plots, create a garden classroom, and revitalize the space at Koshland Community Park and Learning Garden. Since 1989, Rebuilding Together SF has “provide[d] home repair and renovation programs … Continue reading National Rebuilding Day 2019: Showing Our Love at Koshland

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IMG_1658 Join the BEETS 2019 Summer Session! Apply Today!

March 10th, 2019

Are you or someone you know 15–19 years old and looking for an awesome way to spend your summer AND get paid?

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love Neighborhood Love Day!

February 18th, 2019

This Valentine’s Day, CommunityGrows joined the February festivities with a Neighborhood Love Day celebration! Hosted by the BEETS, students from partner programs and people from the community were invited to take part in some carnival themed games for the Hallmark holiday!   The teens worked as a group to plan the games in advance and create … Continue reading Neighborhood Love Day!

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IMG-0722 MLK Day of Service 2019

February 1st, 2019

This MLK Day, CommunityGrows joined the African-American Arts and Culture Complex (AAACC) to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 2019 Day of Service. The event began at the AAACC with opening remarks from co-Executive Directors Melonie and Melorra Green, speakers Mayor Breed and District 5 Supervisor Vallie Brown, a spoken word performance by … Continue reading MLK Day of Service 2019

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new-year-2019-15456246610nH (1) 2018 Highlights! (and what we’re looking forward to in 2019)

January 11th, 2019

"Today in the garden it was bright and sunny and so I was happy" - 4th grade student during garden reflection at the end of class.  We are so grateful to our wonderful partners, dedicated staff, curious students, enthusiastic parents, advocates in the Green Team, generous supporters, and all of our committed volunteers! We couldn't … Continue reading 2018 Highlights! (and what we’re looking forward to in 2019)

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December 26th, 2018

BEETS at the Wreath and Card Making Event 12.16.18 In Case You Missed It...  The BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated & Employable Teens) is an opportunity for teens to earn a stipend as they learn about environmental stewardship, experience nature, discover issues of food equity and environmental justice, and increase their personal well-being and that … Continue reading Hello BEETS, Mobile Meditation Pavilions, and 2019!

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December 17th, 2018

This weekend, folks braved the rain and came together with CommunityGrows for the annual wreath and card making event! The space was cozy under the tarps, with hot cider in hand, holiday music playing, and friends chatting as everyone created their masterpieces. We are so grateful to Hayes Valley Art Works and Friends of the Urban … Continue reading Hot Apple Cider and Homemade DIY Decorations

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