“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 and the TAYS today and earn $15.59-$17 an hour during our 2020-21 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!
Martin Luther King Jr. day has become one of the most activated and volunteered days, and continues to motivate the community. Even after so many years, MLK has inspired most Americans to do better and unite for a better future. On Monday, January 20th, 2020, CommunityGrows again had the opportunity to work and partner with the African American Arts & Culture Complex. This year, we gave back to our community by having our volunteers pick up trash and weeds from our AAACC garden. They also trimmed the trees and after the clean up, we had a chance to plant lettuce, green onions, purple flowers and more.
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.