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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="12396" img_size="full"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="12394" img_size="576 X 860"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Make it a day on, not a day off. This was the rallying phrase as thousands of people across the U.S. turned out on Monday, January 15th, to celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy. The day of service …

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="12327" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Over the weekend neighbors and friends gathered together for the 14th annual wreath and card making event at the Hayes Valley South Community Room. Beautiful wreaths were created by all, with ribbon, trinkets, glitter, and bells adorning each and every one![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="12330" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Joining the festivities …

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On Friday, October 20, 2017, youth and adults from nearby housing complexes came out to enjoy the fall weather and carve pumpkins to decorate Buchanan Mall.Citizen Film planned the event and built a scarecrow and laid straw bales. With the help of CommunityGrows staff, Melissa Tang (Director of Programs) and Osceola …

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1509483952044{padding-right: 2px !important;padding-left: 2px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="12052" img_size="full" alignment="center" style="vc_box_rounded" css=".vc_custom_1509483976623{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] September is a month of beginnings – the beginning of the school year, the beginning of fall – and at John Muir Elementary School, it marked the beginning of our monthly Salad Days. For those not familiar with Salad Days, …

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 was an amazing night to celebrate 23 years of CommunityGrows and Barbara Wenger's upcoming retirement as founder and Executive Director. The African American Arts and Culture Complex (AAACC) was abuzz with activity from early morning, setting up the Hall of Culture and firming up last minute details. Barbara …

On September 29, 2017 volunteers from Bain and Co and Gateway High School joined CommunityGrows for a workday in Koshland Garden. Melissa Tang, our new CommunityGrows Director of Programs, working with Adrian Almquist, Garden Programs Manager, led the day and assigned tasks. These great crews turned the compost, prepped beds …

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] On September 14, 2017 the after-school class of the Western Addition Beacon kids arrived in Koshland Garden full of enthusiasm to be outdoors. CommunityGrows Gardens Program Manager, Adrian Almquist, corralled the mostly kindergarten and first graders together to start a lesson on the what plants need to survive. Dirt... water... …

On Saturday, September 9, 2017, CommunityGrows kicked off its partnership with Rosa Parks Elementary by literally moving over 40 cubic feet of beautiful soil into the two school gardens. Parents and students, many from the Green Team of the PTA, began arriving around 10am and pitched in where needed. It …

Wednesday September 6, 2017, CommunityGrows held its second annual fundraiser at Joey the Cat, an event space and arcade game rental company in the Mission District. The event was sponsored by Kaiser-Permanente and it was a blast! Our wonderful Advisory Board put tons of work into raffle prizes and …