February 15: Pond Clean Up & Solar Cooking Demo

Dear Farm Friends,

Happy new year! Thank you to everyone who donated in response to our year end appeal—we are truly grateful for your generous support. We’re also thankful to all the wonderful folks who came out to volunteer at the farm throughout 2014 and in the first weeks of 2015.

Mark your calendars for a special upcoming workday:

Alemany Farm Pond Clean Up Day and Solar Cooking Demo

It’s time again for our annual pond clean up day! Come out Sunday February 15th, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm, to help harvest the cattails and tules in our man-made (approximately 1500 sq ft) pond. Harvested materials will be used to build bio-mass in areas around the pond and for future craft workshops this spring.

We will also have a discussion of the ecology of the pond, the importance of water sources on organic farms, strategies for management, and creating plant and animal diversity. Bring your hip waders or rain boots, if you have them (a few will be provided), gloves, snacks to share, and join us in getting your hands wet.

After the workshop, join us in our outdoor kitchen for a warm snack and solar cooking demo by Kerry Hughes. She will show us how to prepare cooked food by using sun ovens.

Participants are encouraged to come early (10am) to help harvest food from the farm for the snack.

Cost is free, but donations are always accepted. RSVP to Brett Stephens at 415-971-0821.

Note February 15 is also a regular farm workday, so you can make a whole day of it if you want, and join either our native plant stewards or garden volunteers in the garden after the afternoon snack.


Upcoming Community Workday Schedule:

Sunday, February 1, Noon – 5pm (including work in our medicinal herb garden)
Monday, February 2, 1 – 5pm
Saturday, February 7, Noon – 5pm
Monday, February 8, 1 – 5pm
Sunday, February 15, Noon – 5pm (including work in our native plant areas)
Monday, February 16, 1 – 5pm
Saturday, February 21, Noon – 5pm

For more information about visiting the farm and joining our community workdays, see our Get Involved page.

Check out our new Volunteer Opportunities.