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Hot Apple Cider and Homemade DIY Decorations


This weekend, folks braved the rain and came together with CommunityGrows for the annual wreath and card making event! The space was cozy under the tarps, with hot cider in hand, holiday music playing, and friends chatting as everyone created their masterpieces. We are so grateful to Hayes Valley Art Works and Friends of the Urban Forest for being so welcoming and sharing their space! 

BEETS at the Wreath and Card Making Event 12.16.18

One of the best parts of the wreath and card making event is seeing everyone’s different personalities shine through their decorations and drawings! While some kept their wreath simple, others went bold and shiny, and others still created forest themed designs. One thing is certain though, each one had style!


Bummed that you weren’t able to make it this year but still interested in learning how to make a homemade wreath? Check out:   37 Christmas Wreaths You Can DIY

Happy Holidays from all of us at CommunityGrows!

Wreaths and Cards Start the Holidays!

12-3-16-wreath_img_9037On Saturday, December 3, 2016, CommunityGrows held its thirteenth annual Wreath and Card Making event in the Western Addition. This event, which took place at Hayes Valley South Community Room, is a chance for us to thank all our partners and friends for supporting us this year, and helping us cultivate healthy youth by growing gardens in low-income, diverse communities. The BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens), a program of CommunityGrows for 15-19-year-old teens, helped to run the afternoon event. 12-3-16-wreath_img_9066They assisted families and other youth in making wreaths and writing cards. Frances Neagley, from the Hayes Valley Neighborhood Association, presided over the card-making activities, 12-3-16-wreath_img_9050along with help from four great sophomores from University High School, Isabel Glen, Fiona Brauer, Sophie Nagle and Jackie Fong. 12-3-16-wreath_img_9107We were also thrilled to have a group of residents from the Walden Academy join us and make wreaths. 12-3-16-wreath_img_9120The afternoon was filled with creativity and fun, 12-3-16-wreath_img_911212-3-16-wreath_img_908312-3-16-wreath_img_9047with everyone enjoying each others’ company, holiday music, hot apple cider, and pizza. 12-3-16-wreath_img_909012-3-16-wreath_img_9122Thank you to everyone for a successful afternoon. 12-3-16-wreath_img_911612-3-16-wreath_img_9126For more photos, please check out our Flickr Photostream here.

Wreath and Card Making Fun

12.12.15-Wreath_IMG_5205On Saturday afternoon, December 12, 2015 CommunityGrows hosted our 13th annual Wreath and Card Making event. Held at the Hayes Valley South Community Room, it attracted many residents, families and youth from the community. 12.12.15-Wreath_IMG_5233The BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) helped out getting everyone started with frames, boughs, and trinkets. 12.12.15-Wreath_IMG_519712.12.15-Wreath_IMG_5174There was warm cider and munchies to share. Residents keep coming back every year to relax, enjoy each others company and let their creative juices flow. We were also honored to have Devi Zinzuvadia from Mo’Magic help with the card-making table where lots of beautiful creations were made. 12.12.15-Wreath_IMG_5183A highlight of the afternoon was the arrival of London Breed, our District 5 Supervisor and President of the Board of Supervisors. 12.12.15-Wreath_IMG_5275We were so glad to share our creations with her. Everyone did an amazing job, and the wreaths and cards were spectacular! 12.12.15-Wreath_IMG_527912.12.15-Wreath_IMG_5280For more photos, see our Flickr Photostream here.12.12.15-Wreath_IMG_5282

Join us for the Holidays!

ПечатьThis is a wonderful holiday tradition with CommunityGrows and all our partners. Please stop by the Hayes Valley South Community Room, at 403 Rose Street (near Buchanan Street) from 1-4 PM on Saturday, December 12th to enjoy refreshments and create a wreath and some cards for the holidays. Boughs of evergreens, frames, and trinkets will be available. Here’s some photos from last year!12.6.14-WreathCard_IMG_950112.6.14-WreathCard_IMG_945712.6.14-WreathCard_IMG_9652