Dear Farm Friends,
It’s been a longtime dream for us to have an outdoor kitchen space at Alemany Farm, and right now we’re poised to make that a reality. If you’ve ever been unsure what to do with unfamiliar produce from the farm; if you’ve enjoyed exchanging food knowledge, recipes, or traditions with others at the farm; or if you’ve participated in one of our seasonal potluck celebrations, then you already have an inkling of how an outdoor kitchen space could serve the educational and community-building potential of Alemany Farm.
Thanks to the energy and talent of a team of design students from California College of the Arts (CCA) who are spearheading the effort, we have a design, a location, a plan, and a desire to build an outdoor kitchen at Alemany Farm by this fall!
Please visit the Alemany Outdoor Kitchen project on Kickstarter today and make a donation: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alemanykitchen/alemany-outdoor-kitchen.
The Alemany Outdoor Kitchen team (Team AOK) received an initial cash award in recognition of their excellent design. But these students need $5K more to cover the costs of the kitchen, and have created a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds and explain the project.
You can back this project now by visiting: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alemanykitchen/alemany-outdoor-kitchen.
You will find a lot of information there, including project details, design renderings, videos…and enthusiasm. You will also have the chance to be a backer of the project at any level, and to spread the word to others. The campaign goal of $5K must be met by August 21 in order for the project to be funded.
Having a kitchen will allow us to bridge the gap between food cultivation and preparation and will be a major step toward teaching nutrition, sharing cooking skills and experiences, and creating more space for the nourishing community that happens around food.
So please check out the Kickstarter campaign, make a donation, spread the word, and help the students at CCA—and all of us—build a fantastic kitchen for the farm. The campaign only runs until August 21, so please visit now and help make this happen!
Don’t forget our upcoming community workdays (do some farm work, then check out the site for the kitchen!):
Saturday, August 10, Noon – 5pm (Team AOK will be onsite laying preliminary groundwork for the kitchen – a great chance to stop by and meet them)
Monday, August 12, 1pm – 5pm
Sunday, August 18, Noon – 5pm (including work in our native plant areas)
Monday, August 19, 1pm – 5pm
Saturday, August 24, Noon – 5pm
Thanks as always for your support in making SF more food secure. We look forward to seeing you at the farm and having you join us in making this kitchen a reality!
The Farm Team