IMG_1778 Volunteer Highlight: Autodesk Comes to Koshland

September 25th, 2018

It was a perfect Friday to get out of the office and into the gardens! Autodesk joined CommunityGrows last week for a workday at Koshland to get the garden in shape for the upcoming semester. After a round of introductions, the team participated in a game led by Gardens Program Manager Anna. One of her … Continue reading Volunteer Highlight: Autodesk Comes to Koshland

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IMG_5307 (1) Fall Back into Garden Class!

September 20th, 2018

This week kicks off the beginning of garden and nutrition classes at Rosa Parks Elementary School and Rosa Parks ExCEL after school program. (And at school partners including Booker T.  Washington Community Center, Faces SF, too! Classes at John Muir Elementary School, Western Addition Beacon, Willie Mays Boys and Girls Club, and Magic Zone will be starting in the … Continue reading Fall Back into Garden Class!

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choose peace not violence 4th Annual Choose Peace Festival

August 28th, 2018

CommunityGrows had the privilege of attending and taking part in the 4th annual Choose Peace Not Violence festival at the Ella Hutch Hill Center on August 25th. The sun was shining as friends, neighbors, and community organizations came together to listen to music, watch performances, and take part in the many activities offered by local … Continue reading 4th Annual Choose Peace Festival

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IMG_4697 2018 Recap: Summer in the Gardens

August 12th, 2018

"I want to be kind and protect all of the creatures in the garden! I love creatures!" -- a student who affectionately referred to all insects in the garden as "creatures" and who may, one day, be an entomologist. Fun in the Sun CommunityGrows had a wonderful summer! We enjoyed working with youth from partner programs including the … Continue reading 2018 Recap: Summer in the Gardens

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IMG_1358 (1) Morgan Stanley Brings Sunshine to Our Gardens

June 28th, 2018

Morgan Stanley volunteers with CommunityGrows for a third year! Now our gardens look wonderful, and their actions have set the stage for another great year with our students.

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NF10 Three Cheers for the Green Team!

May 30th, 2018

As the school year comes to a close, we want to share our gratitude and highlight the Rosa Parks Green Team. This group of parents are incredible advocates for CommunityGrows’ programs at Rosa Parks Elementary School. We cannot thank them enough for all of their support and dedication!

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BEETS Build 10 The BEETS: Not Just Gardeners

April 19th, 2018

In addition to their culinary, resume designing, gardening, and teaching skills, the BEETS added construction to their accomplishments this month!

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Buchanan Mall Workday – 6.9.2017 CG Volunteers: Always in Bloom

April 18th, 2018

In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, we want to give a shout-out and a thank you to all of the neighbors, partners, businesses, and friends who have supported CommunityGrows this past year.

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4505 Meats Spring Fundraisers

April 17th, 2018

Help our youth flourish in the garden this spring! Your spare change, and even part of your dinner bill, can add up to BIG change for kids in the Western Addition.

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Adrian and Melissa at a BEETS Orientation Goodbye to Adrian and Melissa

April 12th, 2018

After many years with CommunityGrows, we are saying goodbye to two of our wonderful staff members, Adrian and Melissa. While we are sad to see them go, we are so grateful to them both for all of their hard work and dedication! Read on to learn about their time at CG.

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