Over the weekend neighbors and friends gathered together for the 14th annual wreath and card making event at the Hayes Valley South Community Room. Beautiful wreaths were created by all, with ribbon, trinkets, glitter, and bells adorning each and every one!
We’ve had the privilege of serving the Western Addition and Hayes Valley neighborhoods for 23 years. Today we ask you to support the right of low-income youth and youth of color in San Francisco to learn from and enjoy the environment!
On a Friday in October, youth and adults from nearby housing complexes came out to enjoy the fall weather and carve pumpkins to decorate Buchanan Mall.
September is a month of beginnings – the beginning of the school year, the beginning of fall – and at John Muir Elementary School, it marked the beginning of our monthly Salad Days. Since students also participate in our Environmental Education classes, Salad Days allow them to be fully engaged in all the steps of the garden process: planting, cultivating, harvesting, and most importantly, eating!
Wednesday, October 4 was an amazing night to celebrate 23 years of CommunityGrows and Barbara Wenger’s upcoming retirement as founder and Executive Director. Read on to see photos and read about our special event!
Volunteers from Bain & Co and Gateway High School joined CommunityGrows for a workday in Koshland Garden headed by Melissa Tang, our new CommunityGrows Director of Programs, and Adrian Almquist, our Garden Programs Manager. This volunteer team worked very well together, accomplishing so many tasks to get our garden in shape for the fall environmental education classes.
The after-school class of the Western Addition Beacon kids arrived in Koshland Garden full of enthusiasm to be outdoors. CommunityGrows Gardens Program Manager, Adrian Almquist, corralled the mostly kindergarten and first graders together to start a lesson on the what plants need to survive. Dirt… water… sun… and air.
On Saturday, September 9, 2017, CommunityGrows kicked off its partnership with Rosa Parks Elementary by literally moving over 40 cubic feet of beautiful soil into the two school gardens. Parents...
Wednesday September 6, 2017, CommunityGrows held its second annual fundraiser at Joey the Cat, an event space and arcade game rental company in the Mission District. The event was sponsored by...
On Friday, September 8th, volunteers from GAP joined CommunityGrows in Buchanan Mall and the AAACC to help us get the gardens in shape for the Fall...