Category Archives: Featured

20190824_141159 Thank You, Angelique

February 19th, 2020

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 event at Koshland, but also … Continue reading Thank You, Angelique

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love Neighborhood Love Day!

February 18th, 2019

This Valentine’s Day, CommunityGrows joined the February festivities with a Neighborhood Love Day celebration! Hosted by the BEETS, students from partner programs and people from the community were invited to take part in some carnival themed games for the Hallmark holiday!   The teens worked as a group to plan the games in advance and create … Continue reading Neighborhood Love Day!

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7.8.15-BTW-NewLib_IMG_2212 Vote for CommunityGrows Video!

August 26th, 2015

CommunityGrows entered their video in a Retale Community Garden Video Contest sponsored by Echo-Reducing Hunger, Improving Lives Worldwide. Please go on-line and vote for us here. We would receive $2500 towards our garden program! The contest picked ten gardens throughout the USA to choose from, and we think ours is pretty good! You can vote … Continue reading Vote for CommunityGrows Video!

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Now accepting applications for SUMMER BEETS!!

April 10th, 2015

Are you, or someone you know, 15-19 years old and looking for an awesome way to spend your summer AND get paid? We’re now accepting applications for the Summer 2015 BEETS cohort!  This summer our focus is on water conservation and teens will  learn how to plant and maintain water-wise gardens while also gaining valuable leadership … Continue reading Now accepting applications for SUMMER BEETS!!

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9.20.14-KP Workday-IHS-BEETS_IMG_8478 Application for BEETS-January 2015 EXTENDED!!

January 12th, 2015

Applications for our Spring 2015 BEETS Program are available now and the due date has been extended to January 19th at 1 pm! Here are the flyers (in English and Spanish), followed by the application. Please scroll down for all documents: BEETS Spring 2015 Extension Flyer by blwenger BEETS Spring 2015 Extension Flyer ESPANOL by blwenger … Continue reading Application for BEETS-January 2015 EXTENDED!!

Tags: BEETS, Featured

MLK-image-600pixels MLK Day of Service-January 19, 2015

December 18th, 2014

Join us Monday, January 19, 2015 for the Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service. We will be working in the Koshland Park and Garden. For more information, see the flyer below.  Hope to see you there! 1.19.15 Mlk Kp Wkday by blwenger MLK Flyer_Spanish Version by blwenger

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The concept of Restaurant menu. Join our Raffle and/or Dinner at Greens

October 1st, 2014

Join CommunityGrows in celebrating 20 years of cultivating healthy youth through growing gardens in low-income, diverse communities! On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, we’ll host our 1st Annual Harvest Dinner – an exclusive, intimate meal at one of San Francisco’s iconic restaurants, Greens at Fort Mason. Our Harvest Dinner kicks off our fall fundraising efforts – … Continue reading Join our Raffle and/or Dinner at Greens

Tags: , Advisory Board, Events, Featured, Fundraiser

Recruiting Garden Educator

July 16th, 2014

CommunityGrows is recruiting a part-time garden educator. If you are interested, please see job description below. Please send application and cover letter to Kelly ErnstFriedman by Monday, August 4, 2014. Garden Educator Job Description-Recruiting July 2014 by Barbara Wenger

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Highlighting Ezekiel McCarter-Our Garden Assistant!

July 4th, 2014

We would like to introduce Ezekiel (Ziek) McCarter, who has been working at CommunityGrows since August 2012. He is our Rosa Parks Elementary School Garden Assistant. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays you will often find him tending the lower garden and assisting teachers and students with their classroom plots. Ziek came to us for our BEETS … Continue reading Highlighting Ezekiel McCarter-Our Garden Assistant!

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Introducing Kelly ErnstFriedman

May 12th, 2014

We would like to welcome Kelly ErnstFriedman to our staff as the new Director of Programs. Her recent work with the Oakland School District on the development of a food recovery program inspired her to seek out CommunityGrows, which is committed to planting the seeds of food justice among Bay Area youth. She spent the … Continue reading Introducing Kelly ErnstFriedman

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