Join Us for Earth Day This Sunday, 4/18

Dear Farm Friends:

First, thanks to all of the volunteers who have been working hard at the Farm despite some less-than-ideal spring weather. The Farm looks great, and your sweat and sore muscles are to thank for that.

Now it’s time for a little celebration to kick off the 2010 Season!

Please join us this Sunday, April 18 as we celebrate our 4th Annual Earth Day BBQ. We’ll be starting a little earlier than usual, around 10 AM, and digging into tasks such as potato planting, tomato planting, and sowing cucumbers. We’ll fire up the grill around noon for organic sausages and plenty of veggie burgers and veggie sausages. We would love it if you could bring a dessert or side dish to share!

In the afternoon we will have plenty of entertainment, including music by Shake Your Peace. Throughout the day we will have fun activities for children.

Hope to see you there.

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

The Farm Team

Spring Fever + Earth Day Celebration April 18

Dear Friends:

Fortunately we had a few weeks of spring before winter decided to return. Those dry, warm days right after the Spring Equinox gave us the chance to cut down some of our winter cover crop and dig a half dozen beds in the main garden. Then this last week of rain helped all the cover crop we tilled in break down: perfect conditions for our first spring plantings of collards, lettuces, broccoli, and chois. Meanwhile, the hillside crew has been busy channeling water into a series of small ponds and setting up terraces for an ambitious summer season.

If you want to share in the fun, please join us this coming Saturday, April 10, at noon for our regularly scheduled workday. We’ll be busy knocking down some more cover crop and digging some more beds. We’ve got a lot of work to do and we really need you help, so please come out. … The next regular workday, Monday, April 12, will also be a busy one as we start to set up irrigation lines in the hillside orchard.

And mark your calendar for our 4th Annual Alemany Farm Earth Day BBQ! Sunday, April 18: 10 AM to 3 PM.

We will have plenty of spring work tasks, including potato, tomato, cucumber and squash planting. We will have a BBQ lunch with organic sausages and veggie burgers. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share! … We will have some music and plenty of games for kids, including face painting. It should be a blast.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Farm soon. Thanks, as always, for your work to make SF more food secure.

The Farm Team