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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 …

Martin Luther King Jr. day has become one of the most activated and volunteered days, and continues to motivate the community. Even after so many years, MLK has inspired most Americans to do better and unite for a better future.On Monday, January 20th, 2020, CommunityGrows again had the opportunity to …

What Is #GivingTuesday? #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in countries around the world. Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live. #GivingTuesday isn’t just about …

The Robert Pitts Apartments is a very friendly and welcoming community. The residents are very involved and want to continue improving their spaces and create more community activities for their future (and current!) families, children, and residents. We were honored to be invited to help the community transform their garden …

On September 17th, 2019, CommunityGrows had the honor of working with some of Hall Capital staff, to work on  garden maintenance and beautification projects in the Buchanan Mall Garden. These group workdays are a huge help to our staff because it can be difficult to work on large garden projects …