Spring Cleaning at Alemany Farm + Earth Day BBQ

Dear Farm Friends:

The biblical rains have finally stopped, the sun is out, and it’s really starting to feel like spring at Alemany Farm.

With the change of seasons, we’ve got plenty of things to do, including clearing the main garden of cover crops; tilling beds; building compost; and getting into spring planting. Plus, as always, plenty of native habitat restoration work in our stream and pond ecosystem and work in our hillside orchard. And then at the end of the workday we have plenty of collards, chard, kale, lettuces, and artichokes to share.

So please mark your calendars for these upcoming workdays and come out and play in the dirt!
Sunday, April 3
Monday, April 4
Saturday, April 9
Monday, April 11
Sunday, April 17
Monday, April 18

And please join us for our 5th Annual Alemany Farm EARTH DAY BBQ on SATURDAY, APRIL 23. More details to come, but you can expect plenty of food on the grill, potluck sides and desserts, music, and games for kids. Plus Potato Planting!

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

The Farm Team

PS: And please remember for vote for Alemany Farm in the Organic Gardening contest at http://www.deloachcommunitygardens.com/. We currently in a tight race for 5th place, so we need your vote today!!

Vote Early and Often: Support Alemany Farm!

Dear Farm Friends:

We are hoping that you can take three minutes to help Alemany Farm raise $3,000.

Organic Gardening magazine, in partnership with the biodynamic winery DeLoach Vineyards, is sponsoring a contest to pick the most impressive community gardens and urban farms in the United States.

Please visit www.deloachcommunitygardens.com today, where you can watch short videos about innovative farms and gardens, and then vote for your favorites. The Top 5 gardens in terms of votes will receive a $3,000 grant.

Alemany Farm’s video and ballot box is in the Upper Left-hand corner of the screen. Please watch our video, and then cast your vote for our garden! And please spread the word to your family and friends via Facebook, etc. This is a quick and easy way for us to raise monies that will help us keep the garden growing.

While you’re at it, please also cast a vote for our friends at Hayes Valley Farm, who are also part of the contest.

One of the great things about the contest is that you can vote EVERY DAY from now through August. So keep going back to www.deloachcommunitygardens.com and keep casting your vote for Alemany Farm. We would be hugely grateful!

And please mark your calendars for these upcoming workdays at Alemany Farm:

Sunday, March 20
Monday, March 21
Saturday, March 26
Monday, March 28
Sunday, April 3
Monday, April 4

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

The Farm Team