Dear Farm Friends:
Summertime … and the livin’ is easy at Alemany Farm. The garden and orchard are in full swing and we’re enjoying bountiful harvests of green beans, beets, potatoes, plums, strawberries, basil, broccoli, squash, cucumbers, lettuces, and our year-round collards, chard, and kale.
To get a taste, please come join us at one of our upcoming community workdays!
Saturday, June 28, Noon to 5 PM
Monday, June 30, 1 PM to 5 PM
Sunday, August 5, Noon to 5 PM
Monday, August 6, 1 PM to 5 PM
Saturday, August 11, Noon to 5 PM
We also want to share the exciting news with you that the SF Board of Supervisors approved the urban agriculture ordinances we were backing!! Thanks to all of you who called or emailed your supervisors to support this important legislation. Here’s a news story about the legislation’s passage:
… Speaking of media attention for the Farm, we are humbled and flattered to have been profiled by SF writer Rebecca Solnit in the current issue of ORION magazine. You can read the story here: http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/6918/
But if you want to see the cool overhead photo of Alemany Farm that accompanies the article, you’ll have to buy a hard copy at a bookstore or newsstand.
One of the farm’s co-managers, Jason Mark, will be discussing some of the themes in Solnit’s article next week — Wednesday, Aug 1– at the cool 18 Reasons space in the Mission. A vegetarian dinner with produce from Alemany Farm will be served. You can buy tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/252678
Two more announcements:
• Our pals at Garden for the Environment are now taking applications for their fall gardening and composting course. Several Alemany Farm co-managers are alums of the class, and it’s a great way to learn the basics. Info available here: http://gardenfortheenvironment.org/pages/gcetp.html
• Also, the American Community Gardening Association will be hosting its annual conference in San Francisco next month. This will be a great opportunity to connect with gardeners from throughout the US. To learn more and register, visit http://communitygarden.org/learn/training/annual-conference/index.php
That’s all for now.
Thanks, as always, for all your work to make SF more food secure.
The Farm Team