Alemany Farm Earth Day This Sat!

Dear Farm Friends:

A last minute reminder that this coming Saturday, April 23, is our 5th Annual Earth Day BBQ.

We’ll start Farm tours and work tasks around 11 AM. As always, there will be plenty of tasks to do, including planting potatoes, carrots, beets, green beans, dry beans, and our first round of tomatoes. We’ll also, as ever, be building and turning compost, mulching paths, and taking care of the orchard.

Throughout the day we’ll have plenty of other activities, including T-shirt stenciling (please bring your own shirt!), face painting, and sign painting.

Sometime after noon we’ll fire up the grill to cook sausages, hamburgers, and veggie burgers. We’ll also have a farm-fresh, just-picked salad. We invite you to bring a side dish or a dessert to share. And this year we are encouraging people to bring their own plates and utensils to cut down on waste.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

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

The Farm Team

PS: And please keep voting for us in the Organic Gardening contest at http://www.deloachcommunitygardens.com/ … Remember, you can vote for Alemany Farm EVERY DAY. So keep stuffing that ballot box.

How to Homestead + Earth Day + Volunteer Opportunities

Dear Farm Friends:

The soils are warming up, we’ve got our first round of spring plants in the ground, and we’re gearing up for another exciting season at Alemany Farm.

To help us celebrate the longer days, please come to our 5th Annual EARTH DAY BBQ on SAT, APRIL 23.

The festivities will start around 11 AM with some work tasks like potato planting, sowing beans, and planting out our first round of tomatoes. Then we’ll be down at the grill cooking sausages, burgers, and veggie burgers. We’ll have a salad fresh from the garden. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. (To cut down on waste, we ask that you bring your own plates and utensils.)

We’ll also have t-shirt making, face painting, and farm tours for new comers. Plus acoustic music from some of our favorite bands.

We hope to see you at the party!

In the meantime, mark your calendar for these upcoming workdays:
Sunday, April 17
Monday, April 18

Finally, we’d like to give a big plug to the folks at http://www.howtohomestead.org, who are organizing backyard food production workshops across SF. There’s one on 4/16 at the Bayview Opera House that’s all about chicken raising. Check out their website for other upcoming events.

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

The Farm Team