We’re hiring!

Dear Farm Friends,

Quick reminder: This weekend is your chance to hang with the turtles and the tules at our annual winter Water Gardening & Pond Clean-up Workshop on Sunday, Feb. 19, with instructor Brett Stephens. Find more details.. Register in advance, or just stop by on Sunday. Suggested donation: $20 (no one turned away for lack of funds).

Save the Date: April 22 will be our 11th Annual Earth Day Celebration. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details!

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We’re hiring. As we announced in our year-end appeal, Friends of Alemany Farm is hiring our first paid, part-time staffer this spring.  We are hugely proud of the volunteer ethos that has made the farm thrive for many years. Our hope is that the Farm Manager position will enable us to keep up the momentum and increase our capacity to engage and inspire volunteers at Alemany Farm.

We are excited to be taking this step. Please check out the Farm Manager job description, and share it with folks in your networks who may be interested in applying. Or apply yourself if you think you’re the right candidate! The position is open until filled.

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Upcoming regularly scheduled community work days. Get your hands dirty, make some friends, and bring home some veggies:

Sunday, Feb 19, Noon – 5pm
Monday, Feb 20, 1 – 5pm
Saturday, Feb 25, Noon – 5pm
Monday, Feb 27, 1 – 5pm
Sunday, March 5, Noon – 5pm
Monday, March 6, 1 – 5pm

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

Thank you as always for your support and involvement.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Join us: Water Gardening & Pond Clean-up Workshop, Feb 19

Dear Farm Friends,

It’s time for our annual winter pond clean-up workshop.  Join our pond steward Brett Stephens for an afternoon of insight, learning, elbow grease, and maybe even hip waders.  If you’re curious about our pond ecosystem or aquatic plants, consider getting your feet wet at this workshop! It’s a rare opportunity for an up-close experience of the farm pond. The day will conclude with some snacks in our outdoor kitchen.

Water Gardening & Pond Clean-up Workshop – Winter Edition
Sunday, February  19, 11 am – 3 pm
Instructor:  Brett Stephens

Come out to help with our late winter 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.

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.

To register for the workshop, email us at community.gardeners@gmail.com and tell us your full name and the name(s) of any friends you’re bringing along.

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 on this page. Alternatively, you can pay with check or cash at the workshop. Checks should be payable to the San Francisco Parks Alliance.

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Upcoming regularly scheduled community work days. Get your hands dirty, make some friends, and bring home some veggies:

Saturday, Feb 11, Noon – 5pm
Monday, Feb 13, 1 – 5pm
Sunday, Feb 19, Noon – 5pm
Monday, Feb 20, 1 – 5pm
Saturday, Feb 25, Noon – 5pm
Monday, Feb 27, 1 – 5p

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

Thank you for your support and involvement throughout 2016.  We look forward to working with you in the current year.

The Farm Team

700 Alemany Boulevard, SF, CA

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