Calendar Confusion: Upcoming Alemany Workdays

Dear Farm Friends:

We know, we know: It can be really confusing to remember that the Farm’s workday schedule is the First and Third Sundays of the month and the Saturdays In Between.

We have kept up this schedule for the last five summers to ensure that the garden is accessible to everyone, no matter what other plans and obligations you have.

To keep it easy, mark you calendars for these upcoming workdays:
Saturday, May 23
Saturday, May 30
Sunday, June 7
Saturday, June 13
Sunday, June 21
Saturday, June 27

Plus, every Monday afternoon.

So if you don’t have any plans to skip town for the Memorial Day weekend and want to have fun playing in the dirt, stop by tomorrow.

Thanks, as always, for your efforts to make SF more food secure.

The Farm Team

Beekeeping and Lettuce at Alemany Farm

 

Dear Farm Friends:

If you’ve decided to skip Bay to Breakers this year — who needs AM drinking and crazy costumes anyway? — but still want to enjoy what is supposed to be perfect weather this weekend, then come to Alemany Farm’s next community workday this Sunday, May 17. 

The folks from the CA Native Plant Society will be there helping to weed, water and mulch our ornamental garden in the education circle. We’ll also be doing some work in the medicinal herb garden to put in drip irrigation. As always, there will be other garden tasks such as weeding and thinning the green beans; planting out Brussels sprouts; and mulching the lower orchard. 

For those of you who took the first beekeeping workshop last month, there will a second beekeeping class starting at 1 PM with a chance, hopefully, to look in the hives. 

At the end of day, we will have mounds of lettuces, pak choi, onions, artichokes and strawberries to harvest and take home.

And if you really feel like wearing a costume to the Farm, that’s cool with us.  

Thanks, as always, for your work to make San Francisco more food secure, 

The Farm Team

Alemany Farm = Community Hero

Dear Farm Friends:

We wanted to share with you the exciting news that Alemany Farm, our volunteers, and the staff at the Alemany Resident Management Corporation have been honored with a Crissy Field Community Hero Award. 

We hope you can join us this Sat, May 2 for an awards ceremony at the Crissy Field Center, starting at 11 AM. 

You can learn more by visiting:

http://www.parksconservancy.org/our_work/crissy/award_recipients.asp

During the coming year, there will be a video presentation at the Center that shares with people how we’ve used the Farm to promote food security, environmental education, and neighborhood empowerment. Big thanks to everyone who has volunteered at the Farm — you’re the heart and soul of our community. 

Then mark your calendars for these upcoming workdays:
• Sunday, May 3. Tomato, basil, pumpkin, and pepper planting. 
• Saturday, May 9. 
• Sunday, May 17. Beekeeping workshop (for those who attended Beekeeping 101) plus irrigation installation in the medicinal herb garden. 
• Saturday, May 23. 

Keep it growin’

The Farm Team