On Saturday, December 3, 2016, CommunityGrows held its thirteenth annual Wreath and Card Making event in the Western Addition. This event, which took place at Hayes Valley South Community Room, is a chance for us to thank all our partners and friends for supporting us this year, and helping us cultivate healthy youth by growing gardens in low-income, diverse communities. The BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens), a program of CommunityGrows for 15-19-year-old teens, helped to run the afternoon event. They assisted families and other youth in making wreaths and writing cards. Frances Neagley, from the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association, presided over the card-making activities, along with help from four great sophomores from University High School, Isabel Glen, Fiona Brauer, Sophie Nagle and Jackie Fong. We were also thrilled to have a group of residents from the Walden Academy join us and make wreaths. The afternoon was filled with creativity and fun, with everyone enjoying each others’ company, holiday music, hot apple cider, and pizza. Thank you to everyone for a successful afternoon. For more photos, please check out our Flickr Photostream here.
On Saturday afternoon, December 12, 2015 CommunityGrows hosted our 13th annual Wreath and Card Making event. Held at the Hayes Valley South Community Room, it attracted many residents, families and youth from the community. The BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) helped out getting everyone started with frames, boughs, and trinkets. There was warm cider and munchies to share. Residents keep coming back every year to relax, enjoy each others company and let their creative juices flow. We were also honored to have Devi Zinzuvadia from Mo’Magic help with the card-making table where lots of beautiful creations were made. A highlight of the afternoon was the arrival of London Breed, our District 5 Supervisor and President of the Board of Supervisors. We were so glad to share our creations with her. Everyone did an amazing job, and the wreaths and cards were spectacular! For more photos, see our Flickr Photostream here.