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A few weeks ago 4 members of CommunityGrows (CG) presented at the Climate Insitute's Teaching Climate Justice conference. At this event, a wide variety of speakers presented their work and reflections on climate justice and how it is represented and taught in the United States. Two of our BEETs (Band …

Celebrating Black Visionaries In community we can create what’s bigger and more beautiful than ourselves as individuals. With this in mind, we are partnered with 20 schools and community centers across San Francisco. Together, we have grown countless amounts of plants, sparked curiosity and confidence within our youth, fed hungry bellies …

On a sunny December afternoon, I sat down at my computer to have a discussion via Zoom with the spirited Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens (BEETs)  Leadership Crew. A vital part of CommunityGrows programming is a paid teen internship where San Francisco youth can learn about the environment, …

Garden Update 2020 How are the gardens you ask? They’re still growing with what they have, and appreciate the care they are able to receive. Things have been a little lonely without all the kids running around— but that’ll make the eventual return all the more exciting. Our staff has been …

This year has brought many curve-balls. How we’ve been preparing for and conducting our classes has been unlike any other, but our teachers are rising to the challenge, and are dedicated to giving their students something special. Our wonderful educator Yaya and partners at Booker T. have been working together to …

The BEETs Program is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year! The BEETs Program is a paid internship for teens ages 14-19, which focuses on environmental justice, gardening, and job skills. This year, the program will take place virtually, as well as in-person in various outdoor locations throughout the city. This is a PAID …

Dear CommunityGrows family,With a grateful but bittersweet heart, I am officially announcing that I am leaving my position as Director of CommunityGrows this summer.  I am headed over to the East Bay to continue to  support equitable opportunities for health and wellness and connections to the Earth like we do …

Donate Supporting Educators and Students — #GivingTuesdayNow Today for #GivingTuesdayNow, CommunityGrows is raising money to support two very important groups …

Happy Earth Day everyone! Today, we want to take time to observe and appreciate the Earth and the nature that is all around us! This includes our yards and neighborhoods! The Challenge CommunityGrows invites you to participate in our Scavenger Hunt challenge! While you are outside or on a walk today, see …

Shared by Garden & Nutrition Educator Cristina Materials CardboardScissorsYarn or StringPencil or MarkerLong Plant Materials (e.g. weed, flower, stem) Directions Step 1. Cut  short slits in the border of the cardboard around 1inch apart. Do this on both ends of the cardboard, making sure the slits line up with each other.Step 2. Make a knot at …