Farming, Dancing, and Learning at Alemany Farm

Dear Farm Friends:

If we do say so ourselves, Alemany Farm has never looked so good. Our potatoes have just set flowers, the apples and plums are laden with fruits on their way to ripening, the squash are bursting out and the beans are producing heavily. Our native gardens are a riot of orange, purple and yellow blooms.

To get some of the gardening action, please come out to one of these upcoming workdays:

Sunday, June 16, Noon to 5 PM, including work in our native plant areas
Monay, June 17, 1 PM to 5 PM
Saturday, June 22, 1 PM to 5 PM
Sunday, June 23, Workshop on Composting and Soil Fertility, 1:30 to 4 PM
Monday, June 24, 1 PM to 5 PM

If you want to develop more horticulture skills to make your backyard garden or urban homestead thrive, please sign up for one (or all!) of our Summer Gardening Workshops

• Composting and Soil Fertility 101 w/ Jason Mark. Sunday, June 23, from 1:30 to 4 PM

• Irrigation and Water Management w/ John Stokes, Saturday, July 20, from 1:30 to 4 PM

• Native plant landscaping for the Bay Area w/ Vicki Wilderman, Saturday, August 3, from 1:30 to 4 PM

To RSVP for any of these classes, please write to community.gardeners@gmail.com. There is a suggested $20 donation for each of these classes; no one turned away for lack of funds. You can pre-pay for any of the workshops here. Please put the date of the workshop in the “in honor of” field.

Check it out: Friends of Alemany Farm is excited to be a beneficiary of Here Now Dance Collective’s new piece “This Is Dedicated…”, a series of fundraising dance performances structured as a game/dance marathon for four dancers. HNDC dancer Sarah Gould will stretch her dancing ability and stamina to the limit to raise funds for FoAF by trying to accumulate as much time “in play” as possible.

The next performances will be

JUNE 21-23, 2013
FRI 8pm, SAT 8pm, SUN 7pm

CounterPULSE 1310 Mission Street San Francisco (at 9th Street in SoMa)
SLIDING SCALE TICKETS* $15-100: Ticket proceeds go directly to HNDC and Community Partners
Ticket link: counterpulse.org

For more info and updates, visit Here Now Dance Collective at http://herenowdancecollective.com/ or visit them on Facebook.

Don’t forget you can follow us on Facebook, too, at Alemany Farm.

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

The Farm Team

Gardening Workshops at Alemany Farm

Dear Farm Friends:

Wow. If we do say so ourselves, Alemany Farm is looking amazing these days. The squash are booming, the potatoes have never been so strong, the new round of beets has come up, and we have a strong fruit set on the apple and plum trees. We had our first cucumber harvest last week — the first time we’ve ever had cukes in May!

If you want to learn how you can have your backyard garden looking as flush, please sign up for one of our upcoming Garden Workshops. These afternoon-long classes will provide you with the basic information on how to have a bountiful organic fruit and vegetable garden at your home. Here’s what we have scheduled for the next few months:

Saturday, JUNE 29 —
BUILDING SOILS: Making Compost & Managing Fertility, with Jason Mark. 1:30 to 4 PM.

Saturday, JULY 29 —
IRRIGATION for Fruits & Vegetables: From Greenhouse to Orchard, with John Stokes. 1:30 to 4 PM.

Saturday, AUGUST 3 —
GO NATIVE: Landscaping with California Native Plants, with Vicki Wilderman and Jim Cartan. 1:30 to 4 PM.

Each of these classes has a suggested donation of $20. No one is turned away for lack of funds. You can bring a cash or check to the class or, even better, pay in advance here. Please put the workshop date in the “Honor of” field. You can RSVP for any of these classes by emailing community.gardeners@gmail.com.

If you can’t make it to one of the workshops, no worries! Here are our upcoming community workdays:

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

We look forward to seeing you in the garden soon. Thanks, as always, for your work to make SF more food secure.

The Farm Team