This Sunday: Water Gardening Workshop & Solar Cooking Demo

Dear Farm Friends,

The next in this year’s workshop series will give you a rare chance for an up close, hands-on experience of our pond habitat. Follow it up with some solar oven snacks in our outdoor kitchen while you learn a bit about solar cooking techniques. Our pond is not so easily accessible as other areas of the farm, and in fact many casual visitors don’t even realize it’s there.  So this is your chance for a guided introduction.

Water Gardening/Pond Clean Up Workshop & Solar Cooking Demo
Sunday, September 18, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Instructors:  Brett Stephens & Kerry Hughes

Come out to help with our late summer pond maintenance while you learn about aquatic plants and water management. The day will include a discussion on 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 our work in the pond, join us in our outdoor kitchen for a snack, prepared in our solar ovens by Kerry Hughes. Participants are encouraged to come early (10am) to help harvest food from the farm for the snack.

Brett Stephens is co-owner/project manager of San Francisco Landscapes. He is certified in permaculture design, a Bay-Friendly professional, ARCSA accredited professional, and a long-time volunteer at Alemany Farm.

How to Register for the Workshop:

Complete this brief RSVP form.

Suggested donation: $20 per person; no one turned away for lack of funds
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 on the sidebar menu at In the “in honor of” field on the donation form, please enter the name & date of the workshop you’re attending. Alternatively, you can pay with check or cash at the workshop. Checks should be payable to the San Francisco Parks Alliance.


Please come by for by for one of our regularly scheduled community work days. Get your hands dirty, make some friends, and bring home some veggies:

Sunday, Sept 18, Noon – 5pm (including work in our native plant areas)
Monday, Sept 19, 1 – 5pm
Saturday, Sept 24, Noon – 5pm
Monday, Sept 26, 1 – 5pm
Sunday, Oct 2, Noon – 5pm (including work in our herb garden)
Monday, Oct 3, 1 – 5pm
Saturday, Oct 8, Noon – 5pm

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

We look forward to seeing you at the farm soon!

The Farm Team