Dear Farm Friends,
There are just a couple of spaces left for this Saturday’s workshop on irrigation and water management, offered by our resident irrigation expert. Class size is limited—this is a great chance to focus in close and get practical knowledge on various irrigation systems in use at Alemany Farm, and then get some hands-on practice installing a small system. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and learn how this can be applied to your own garden. And in next month’s workshop, you’ll have a chance to explore the farm’s native plant areas with two of the folks who’ve helped create and maintain them. Learn about the drought tolerant plants that are native to San Francisco and California, and how they can be used in various settings.
Irrigation & Water Management
Saturday, July 19, 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Instructor: John Stokes
Learn how to design, install, and maintain a low-volume irrigation system. See how we do it at the Farm. We will cover: options for low-volume garden irrigation (emitter line/drip tape/micro-spray); mist systems for greenhouses; small orchard layouts; considerations for zoning systems, including manual and automatic controls; basics of assembling a drip system; hands-on installation of a small system; soil moisture and watering schedules. Class size limited to 8 people.
John Stokes is a co-founder of The Urban Farmer Store and a volunteer co-manager of Alemany Farm.
Coming up next month:
Native Plant Landscaping for the Bay Area
Sunday, August 17, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Instructors: Jim Cartan & Vicki Wilderman
This workshop will focus on how native plants can be used to enhance yards and gardens or other spaces. Join these experienced native plant stewards to explore the native areas at the Farm and learn about the benefits of and various uses for native plants. Bring your curiosity and your questions!
Jim Cartan is manager of Alemany Farm’s native plant demonstration garden,and Vicki Wilderman is a volunteer co-manager of Alemany Farm.
How to Register for Workshops:
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us your name(s) and the name of the workshop(s) you’d like to attend.
Suggested donation: $20 per person; no one turned away for lack of funds
Our workshop presenters are volunteering their time; all donations will benefit Friends of Alemany Farm via our fiscal sponsor, the San Francisco Parks Alliance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Advanced online donations are preferred. You can make a donation on our online donation page. In the “in honor of” field on the donation form, please enter the name & date of the workshop you’re attending. (Alternatively, you can bring check or cash to the workshop. Checks should be payable to San Francisco Parks Alliance.)
Join us for the following upcoming regular community workdays:
Sunday, July 20, Noon – 5pm (including work in our native plant areas)
Monday, July 21, 1 – 5pm
Saturday, July 26, Noon – 5pm
Monday, July 28, 1 – 5pm
Sunday, August 3, Noon – 5pm (including work in our medicinal herb garden)
Find out more on our Get Involved page.
Thank you as always for your support for Alemany Farm. We hope to see you soon!
The Farm Team