Upcoming Workdays + Closures

Dear Farm Friends:

Just a quick reminder the the Farm will be closed this coming weekend and again for the Fourth of July holiday.

Please mark your calendars for these upcoming workdays:

Mon, June 28, 1 PM to 5 PM
Mon, July 5, 1 PM to 5 PM
Sat, July 10, Noon to 5 PM
Mon, July 12, 1 PM to 5 PM
Sun, July 18, Noon to 5 PM

We also want to let you know that Alemany Farm took home the First Place Blue Ribbon in the recent Urban Eats County Fair in the “Garden Basket” category!

Thanks so much for your work to make SF more food secure.

The Farm Team

Help Alemany Farm at County Fair!

Dear Farm Friends:

Finally a little bit of spring warmth to get the garden really growin’. … And just in time to ripen up some of our squash for the SF County Fair!

Alemany Farm will be an exhibitor at this coming weekend’s County Fair sponsored by the SF Giants and CUESA, the non-profit that runs the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market. You can learn about the event at: http://www.cuesa.org/events/urban_eats.php

To pull off an awesome exhibit that will educate Giants fans and others about the importance of local food systems, we need your help! If you can volunteer to help us set up our exhibit on Saturday morning, staff the table on Sunday, and/or breakdown the exhibit on Sunday evening, please email Ellen at: ellen@radicalradish.org.

Also this weekend, Merritt College in Oakland is hosting a solstice Permaculture Convergence that will feature workshops in natural building, urban farming, organic gardening, herbs and mushrooms and more.

ANY volunteer at our table will is hugely appreciated!

Finally, mark your calendars for our regularly scheduled community workdays and note some holiday related rescheduling and cancellations

Sunday, June 20, Noon to 5 PM
Monday, June 21, 1 PM to 5 PM, including a solstice potluck
NO Workday weekend of June 26
Monday, June 28, 1 PM to 5 PM
NO Workday weekend of July 4
Monday, July 5, 1 PM to 5 PM
Saturday, July 10, Noon to 5 PM
Hope to see you in the garden soon. Thanks, as always, for helping to make SF more food secure!
The Farm Team

Alemany Farm Out on the Town

Dear Farm Friends:

One of the great things about urban agriculture is that, well, it’s urban. Which means that there are more opportunities to engage people in conversations about sustainable food systems than there might be in the sticks.

In the next couple of week, Alemany Farmers will be speaking at a couple of events we want to make sure you know about.

On Wed, May 12, Alemany Farm co-manager Jason Mark will speak at the SF Commonwealth Club as part of a panel on urban farming that will also feature Oakland homesteader Novella Carpenter and Chris Burley from Hayes Valley Farm. For more info and tickets, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/2385mqe

Then, on Mon, May 17, Alemany Farm co-founder Antonio Roman-Alcala will speak at SPUR as part of Shaping San Francisco’s “Ecology Emerges” series. Antonio will join writer Rebecca Solnit and UC Professor Dick Walker to explore the “Economies of Nature.” For more info, please visit: http://events.sfgate.com/san-francisco-ca/events/show/103720765-ecology-emerges-4-economies-of-nature

Alemany Farm is also happy to help promote an upcoming debate about the role of animals in our food systems: NIMAN vs LYMAN — Can you be a “good environmentalist” and still eat meat? … Featuring Nicolette Hahn Niman, author of Righteous Porkchop, and Howard Lyman, the “mad cowboy” who won’t eat meat. Thursday, May 20, at the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley.
For more info and tickets, please visit: http://eii.org/events/vs/

And don’t forget about our upcoming community workdays. We’re in the full swing of spring and busy planting tomatoes, basil and peppers plus spring orchard care and, as always, compost building. Our next regularly scheduled workdays are:

Saturday, May 8, Noon to 5 PM
Monday, May 10, 1 PM to 5 PM
Sunday, May 16, Noon to 5 PM
Monday, May 17, 1 PM to 5 PM

… If you’re still hungry for some gardening, we encourage you to participate in the new weekly workdays at the Children’s Garden at the SF Botanical Garden. Every Thursday, Noon to 4:30 PM. For more info, contact volunteer@sfbotanicalgarden.org.

Thanks, as always, for helping to make SF more food secure!

The Farm Team