Harvest Celebration

IMG_5143CommunityGrows Advisory Board and Staff culminated many months of hard work and planning into a wonderful Harvest Festival at Stern Grove Trocadero Clubhouse on Thursday evening, November 5, 2015. Located in a redwood grove with trails, meadows, ponds, and eucalyptus trees all around, the Clubhouse was a beautiful setting. It gave a rustic feeling to the event, with strung lights and stone fireplace adding a magical touch. IMG_4284Delicious food was provided by La Méditerranée and Bi-Rite Catering, with wines and beers from local breweries and vineyards. Wonderful silent auction items included over-night stays, dinners and massages were beautifully highlighted and competitively sought after. Other great items were raffled off during the evening, including tickets to the CA Academy of Science, excursions, dinners and wines.IMG_4266The evening celebrated the programs of CommunityGrows, and featured three BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens) alum, Tanea Lundsford, Asante Munson, and Cha’Shay Woldridge. Each spoke about their experiences with the BEETS and CommunityGrows and share what they are doing now.
IMG_5148Music was provided by Benje Graham, a well-known North Beach Flamenco guitarist. A photo room/booth with a beautiful garden backdrop and props was provided for selfie and group pictures. Judith Keenan offered her assistance as the photographer, who’s photos are displayed in this blog.
IMG_5089IMG_5094IMG_5091Thank you to our sponsors, Kaiser-Permanente, DPW-Public Works Department, and the Tides Center for all their support. IMG_5116Thank you to our amazing Advisory Board and staff for such a successful and memorable evening. For more photos from the evening, check out our Flickr Photostream here.