This Saturday: Farm Tour & Butterfly Walk…with Snacks!

Dear Farm Friends,

Come out to the Farm this Saturday, Sept. 27th at 11am as Amber Hasselbring from Nature in the City and Brett Stephens from Friends of Alemany Farm host a butterfly walk and farm tour. Alemany Farm, with its unique microclimates, natural water source, south east facing slope, orchard trees, herbs, and native plant garden make it an ideal place to see butterflies in San Francisco. Altogether, 22 different species have been sighted at the farm. You can see a few of them here.

The tour will start at 11am and end at 1pm. Suggested donation of $10, and free for all Nature in the City members (please bring your membership card!)

Afterwards, stick around and enjoy a prepared snack at the Farm’s outdoor kitchen.

And…it’s also a community workday, so you have an opportunity to help out with some farm chores and make a whole day of it!

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Upcoming community workdays:

Saturday, Sept 27 – Noon to 5pm
Monday, Sept 29 – 1pm to 5pm
Sunday, Oct 5 – Noon to 5pm (including work in our herb garden)
Monday, Oct 6 – 1pm to 5pm
Saturday, Oct 11 – Noon to 5pm

Find out more about community workdays on our Get Involved page.

Check out our new Volunteer Opportunities.

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Thank you as always for your support for Alemany Farm and urban gardening in San Francisco.

We hope to see or hear from you soon!

The Farm Team

New Volunteer Opportunities!

Dear Farm Friends,

First things first: Save the date—Saturday, October 25th—for Alemany Farm’s 10th Annual Harvest Festival. More details to come…

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Are you a regular volunteer at Alemany Farm’s community workdays? Do you come occasionally but would like to get more involved in keeping the farm thriving? Managing San Francisco’s largest food production site is a team effort that takes a lot of time and energy, but is also highly rewarding. And it’s all done by volunteers. Friends of Alemany Farm is an all-volunteer-run group, and we want to tap a little deeper into the interest and enthusiasm of the folks who come out to volunteer on our community workdays. We’ve created some new volunteer positions we’d like to fill, and we’re looking to you to fill them!

Whether you want to get more involved in farming or gardening itself, or have time and skills to contribute to other critical support and administrative roles, check out our list of available positions and contact us about your interest. We’d love to hear from you!

Here’s a sampling some of the opportunities to pitch in. Most are open to all levels of skill, and time commitments are flexible. We want to give you a chance to get more involved whether you have time every week, once a month, or just once in a while. (See the link below for more detailed descriptions.):

– workday assistants
– orchard work
– pathway maintenance
– greenhouse help
– weekly harvest
– fundraising
– special events

For more details, plus a full list, see our Volunteer Opportunities page on our website. We hope you’re inspired to be in touch.

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If you’re not up for a new volunteer opportunity quite yet, we have drop-in volunteer opportunities every week on our community workdays. Everyone is welcome. Upcoming workdays:

Sunday, Sept 21 – Noon to 5pm (including work in our native plant areas)
Monday, Sept 22 – 1pm to 5pm
Saturday, Sept 27 – Noon to 5pm
Monday, Sept 29 – 1pm to 5pm
Sunday, Oct 5 – Noon to 5pm (including work in our herb garden)

Find out more on our Get Involved page.

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Thank you as always for your support for Alemany Farm and urban gardening in San Francisco.

We hope to see or hear from you soon!

The Farm Team