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Throughout the years women have worked in many different fields – and while they have historically been denied or struggled to gain access in certain sectors – it’s amazing to see how far women have come. At CommunityGrows, we are blessed to have two such amazing women – Barbara Wenger …

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success” -Edward Everett Hale.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 …

As we all continue to enjoy this warm weather and everything that comes with it, here is a recipe that you can enjoy with your kids this summer: Veggie Butterfly Snack Ingredients1 CeleryA spoonful SunButter8-10 Blueberries2 Pretzels1 Cherry Tomato1 Small Marshmallow2 Tiny Chocolate Chips (multiply amounts by number of kids) Recipe: Wash and slice …

CommunityGrows would like to thank and wish our employees - Emily Dial and Debbie Harris - a grateful goodbye and our hope that they continue influence the community as they did with us! Both Emily and Debbie have gone out of their way to help and tend our community gardens.Emily was …

Previous Next Congratulations!Jalyn McFarland-Kelley Tiana Hubbard Daniel Juarez Ahlaya Martin Hannah LinOn Wednesday, May 15, our BEETS cohort culminated their 6-month internship with CommunityGrows with a graduation celebration! These teens were such an amazing team: they successfully planned and ran run three community-events in the Western Addition: Wreath and Card Making in partnership …

As April comes to a close, we at CommunityGrows are celebrating the successful completion of a nearly year-long project with Rebuilding Together! The SheBuilds team joined us at Koshland Community Park and Learning Garden on National Rebuilding Day with the goal of  increasing the capacity and existing green space in …

We're excited to announce that this summer our BEETS Program will be participating in Mayor Breed's Opportunities for All initiative!We're partnering with Magic Zone to offer teens up to 80 hours  of job skills and training focused on gardening, environmentalism and healthy cooking this summer.  Through the exciting partnership we'll be able to increase our …

On April 22nd, the BEETS hosted an Earth Day Celebration on the Buchanan Mall. The event featured healthy yogurt parfait snacks, a scavenger hunt, an "Around the Earth" free throw contest, writing letters to the Earth and seed planting! Children and youth from neighboring programs like Booker T. Washington and Ella …

Rebuilding Together SF, SheBuilds This April, Rebuilding Together San Francisco (RTSF) is working with CommunityGrows to build new garden plots, create a garden classroom, and revitalize the space at Koshland Community Park and Learning Garden. Since 1989, Rebuilding Together SF has “provide[d] home repair and renovation programs for their San Francisco …

Thanks to support from the San Francisco Arts Commission, our BEETS and teens from YAX  (Youth Art Exchange) collaborated with the Advanced Architecture Firm students to design and build an outdoor, mobile meditation pavilion: an outdoor, collapsible and transportable pavilion that holds five to ten people. It will be used for …