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  • Now growing – new front garden

    Grey Bears has a new garden! A drought tolerant demonstration garden of California natives - from succulents to salvias - has been planted. Special thanks to the community service workers who amended the ...

  • Thrift Store – values everyday

    Shop daily for thousands of new arrivals on a huge selection of furniture, art, housewares, clothing, appliances, plants, garden items, bikes and much more. Browse through a huge selection of books, DVDs and VHS tapes ...

  • Celebrate at Grey Bears on May 22

    We're throwing our annual spring party to pay homage to the volunteers, and celebrate the members of Grey Bears and you're invited! This year's big event takes place on Wednesday, May 22 at 11:30am right here in the Grey ...

  • Repair Cafe saves 75 items

    The first ever Santa Cruz Repair Cafe took place at Grey Bears on Saturday, May 4. The warehouse was transformed into a Euro-style "speed-fixing" arena where about 80 people of all ages brought ...

  • Westlake 1st Grade visits Grey Bears

    A wonderful pod of 20 first-graders from Westlake Elementary took a field trip to Grey Bears on Earth Day, 2013. Grey Bears CEO, Tim Brattan, led the eager group through worm composting with ...

  • Grey Bears in Forbes Magazine

    Writer Giovanni Rodriguez gives Grey Bears a shout-out in his intriguing piece entitled, "The Second Hill: How American Longevity Might Rejuvenate the World." Are older Americans a burden or an asset? A new look ...

  • Spring 2013 Newsletter

    Check out our Spring newsletter, featuring upcoming events including our first ever Grey Bears Repair Cafe on May 4, huge 1/2-off sale at our thrift store and computer store, volunteer spotlight on Al Crawly, ...

  • Spring Nutrition Tips

    Spring is the season of renewal. It is also typically a muddy and rainy time of year where the earth holds more water. The body, too, tends to hold onto more water that ...

  • Grey Bears Repair Cafe FAQs

    Bring your broken household items to the Repair Cafe at Grey Bears and work with our Fix it volunteer coaches, your neighbors, friends and others to keep your favorite things working. 1) What exactly ...

  • Healthy Recipe

    Moroccan Cooked Carrot Salad There are many versions of this cooked carrot salad throughout the Middle East and North Africa. This one, seasoned with lemon juice, cumin, garlic and olive oil, is always a ...

  • Chair yoga pose of the month

    Warrior I  (Virabhadrasana I) You can think of this posture as "peaceful warrior" because it brings balance, strength and tranquility to the sacred sanctums of the heart. Practice Warrior I to stretch, tone and lengthen ...

  • Healthy Recipe

    A Meal for Winter Nights: Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts and Red Beans With Lemon and Mustard If you find your refrigerator full of veges left over from your brown bag or market shopping, you can ...

  • Winter 2013 Newsletter

    Our latest Newsletter features our calendar of classes and upcoming events, news briefs including the Grey Bears Repair Cafe, volunteer highlights, chair yoga pose of the month, a delicious recipe and more. Read ...

  • Volunteer of the month

    Name: Millie Goulet Age: 95 Lives in: Soquel Favorite color: Pink Born: St. Louis MO on November 14, 1917 and lived mostly in Chicago. I moved to San Diego in 1942 and lived there for 40 years. ...

  • New Years Holiday Hours

    Healthy Food Brown Bag Program: No Brown Bag deliveries New Year's week (Jan 3-4). The Warehouse will reopen on Monday, January 7, 2019 with bag deliveries resuming that week on January 10-11. Buena Vista Recycling Center: ...

  • Capitola Seniors Get Holiday Gift

    Talk about grass roots seniors helping seniors! Proceeds from a Capitola Village Residents Association (CVRA) garage sale last spring were donated to the Human Care Alliance, a collaboration of nonprofit health and human ...