Learn about drought tolerant native plants, Sunday August 17

Dear Farm Friends,

Join us for our final gardening workshop of the summer this Sunday. It’s a chance to delve into the timely topic of native plants, many of which are drought tolerant, and therefore increasingly suited to home gardens and yards. 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 wide variety and appeal of plants that are native to San Francisco and California, and how they can be adapted to your setting.

This weekend:

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 the Workshop:

Send us an email at community.gardeners@gmail.com and tell us your name(s) and the name of the workshop 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.

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, August 17, Noon – 5pm
Monday, August 18, 1 – 5pm
Saturday, August 23, Noon – 5pm
Monday, August 25, 1 – 5pm
Saturday, August 30, Noon – 5pm

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