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CommmunityGrows joined many partners, including MoMagic and Community Partners United to celebrate Thanksgiving with the neighborhood at John Muir Elemetary School. Here are some photos from the event. Ms. Welch, Nora Brereton and Ms. Brown: Three Angels Dancing: Our New Northern Station Captain, Ann Mannix and daughters Lauren and Kate: Camilla Dawkins and …

Check out Maureen Futtner's article in the San Francisco Examiner on November 19, 2009: A community grows in San Francisco Excerpt: Continuing our monthly feature profiling an emerging San Francisco nonprofit, following is a Q&A with Barbara Wenger of Community Grows (formerly Hayes Valley Neighborhood Parks Group). If your organization is interested …

CommunityGrows is very honored to have Meredith Bunyard, a wonderful intern from San Francisco State University helping us in the garden this semester. She is an Environmental Studies major, with a concentration in Social Justice and Sustainability. We love all the great energy and knowledge she has brought to …

Our cameras were in the garden afterschool with the YMCA Beacon Kids who come twice a week. The lesson was worms and composting. Collecting worms and sifting compost. It was a most exciting time! Then all of a sudden.... it was Halloween. We roasted marshmellows for s'mores …

Thanks to the dreams of Nora, Barbara and Arif, and the hard work of contractor Peter van der Sterre, we now have a beautiful seating area where our herb garden is planted. The seating is large enough to accommodate a class of John Muir School students and is in …

We are SO HAPPY to have Nora Brereton back in the garden and totally recovered from her hiking accident three months ago. WELCOME BACK! We really missed you! She is the brains behind our Programs and does an amazing job networking and building community. One of her …

August and September Events: District 5 Clean Up in Koshland Park on August 8, 2009 with Ashley Young, Camilla Dawkins, Soumeya Kerrar, Corrine Law, and Tammia Hubbard. Camilla is the Liaison to our community from the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services, and Tammia was an intern in that office this summer. …

• Our May Celebration,announcing our new name, mission and great award from GreatNonProfits was a hugh success. Our CommunityGrows board joined us with YMCA folks and Val Brown from Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi's office. Also our wonderful long-time friend, Sissy Geballe and her grandson Dan and his wife Linda joined …

Join us this Saturday, May 30th, 2009 for a day of garden work and play, and to celebrate the Hayes Valley Neighborhood PARKS Group's transformation: A new name (Community Grows!) and a Great NonProfits Award! Garden Workday 10-1 PM Celebration/BBQ 1-3 PM Movies in the Park 8:30 PM Location: Koshland Park (corner of …

Grassroots Environmental Nonprofits, Not Large, Well-Known Groups, Get Highest Ratings Green Choice Awards Publishes First Ever List of Best Environmental Nonprofits Menlo Park, Calif. — April 30, 2009 —Grassroots organizations get top votes for best environmental nonprofits, according to GreatNonprofits’ 2009 Green Choice Awards. The contest, held during Earth Month …