Dear Farm Friends:
We know that your inbox is packed with fundraising appeals these days.
But we at Alemany Farm only ask for your financial support one season a year, and that time is now.
Please make a donation today so that we can continue our vital work. As a volunteer-run organization, we’re lean and mean. Every dollar you give goes directly to food security and environmental education programs. This includes seeds, starts, tools, and supplies, which are the raw materials we use week-in-week-out for our work.
This past year we broke a new harvest record and produced 7 tons of organic fruits and vegetables — all of which was distributed for free to farm volunteers, farm neighbors, families at the Free Farm Stand, and to St. Martin de Porres Soup Kitchen.
In 2013 we hosted 58 school field trips, service organizations, and corporate and faith-based groups. More than 800 people came out to the garden for field trips. And this does not include the individuals and families who come to the Farm all year long to grow their knowledge of organic agriculture.
To maintain our success, we need your assistance. Please make a tax-deductible donation today to keep Alemany Farm growing.
In 2013 we made huge strides in improving the Farm’s facilities.
• In February we rebuilt our greenhouse in the course of two fun and productive community workdays.
• In May, working in collaboration with California College of the Arts students, we rebuilt the south portion of our toolshed, giving us new space to store tools and materials, and a nicer face for the farm entrance.
• Working in collaboration with Neighborhood Vineyards, in June we installed a pinot noir vineyard on the east portion of the Farm.
• And this fall, again with CCA students, we began construction on an outdoor kitchen. Once completed, the outdoor kitchen will provide a space for culinary education and community celebrations.
This year California College of the Arts students made some beautiful Alemany Farm Cookbooks as part of a class project. The first person to make a donation of at least $100 will receive the last one of these unique volumes as a Thank You Gift.
We know that you value the work we do at Alemany Farm. And we value anything you can give — whether that means an afternoon pushing a wheelbarrow up the slope, or a tax-deductible donation at year’s end.
Thank you, as always, for your work to make San Francisco more food secure. We hope you have a peaceful year end, and we look forward to seeing you in 2014.
The Farm Team