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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 …

Kid jobs: Pinching, pouring, stirring, eating, smellingLearning objectives: Choosing spices is a creative skill that you can practice and develop. Begin to know spices based on smell, color and texture. Delicious snacks can be healthy, homemade, affordable, and fun. Practice fine motor skills.Ingredients:1 Can Garbanzo Beans2 Tablespoons Olive OilSaltPepperAny mix …

Ingredients 2 graham crackersYogurtBlueberries and strawberriesPlastic knifePlastic spoonScissorsTapeMarkersColorful paper squaresClear plastic cup Instructions Step 1: Using one paper square and markers draw a flower or nature scene. Cut out the picture and tape it on the end of the spoon, it will look like a flower in a garden when you are done!Step 2: …

To our Neighbors and Friends, We hope you are all doing well during this difficult time, and that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy. At this time, following the shelter in place order, SF Rec and Park discourages us from visiting community gardens. We know that for some of …

CommunityGrows is saying goodbye and thank you this week to a wonderful team member and friend, Angelique (Marketing and Communications Coordinator). Angelique joined the CG team last February through the AmeriCorps VISTA program. She immediately jumped into things, not only helping to coordinate and capture the Rebuilding Together SHE Builds …