“Can we make a green salad every week?”
-Abdul, 4th grader
We cultivate healthy youth through growing
gardens in low-income, diverse communities.
We believe deeply in what we do and the change that we are able to make right here in San Francisco. We teach gardening, cooking, and healthy living to our youth, providing them with amazing outdoor experiences right here in the Western Addition.
Join the BEETs
Calling all 14-25 year olds who want to learn more about the environment, healthy eating AND work outdoors! Do you want to gain the skills to grow your own food, support your community AND gain valuable job experience? Join the BEETs today and earn $15.59-$17 an hour during our 2019-20 program! This year you’ll learn about environmental and food justice, meet teens from all over the Bay Area, and learn to lead workshops on health and wellness to the community.
Celebrating Our Community!
On July 10th, 2019, CommunityGrows had the honors to give back to our community and it could not have gone any better. Thank you to the amazing community members and other organizations that were able to attend the event, more than one hundred adults and kids attended. We had different stations for the kids to enjoy with there parents or the care takers that came with them. From “bean bag toss” to “planting seeds that they found in the fruits”, the kids enjoyed the games as well as the food. We had the privilege to feed and engage with kids from Up on Top and Beacon.
Did you know that in the Western Addition there is only one full-service grocery store to serve over 51,000 residents? Increasing edible garden space and teaching children about the individual and community impact of healthy eating and environmental stewardship is vital for equity and justice.