Dear Farm Friends,
We started off 2018 with a successful tree pruning workshop last weekend. Consider joining us for our next workshop, as we continue to explore some winter farm tasks.
Water Gardening/Pond Clean-up Workshop & Solar Cooking Demo
Sunday, February 18 — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Alemany Farm
Instructors: Brett Stephens and Kerry Hughes
Suggested donation: $20
Water and sun are fundamental to, well … just about everything. Come out to help with our late winter pond maintenance while you learn about aquatic plants and water management. Then follow it up with some solar snacks. The day will include a discussion on pond ecology, 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 sweet and savory meal, prepared in solar cookers by Kerry Hughes. See various designs of solar cookers in action and taste the results of cooking with the sun.
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.
Kerry is a permaculture student and solar cooking enthusiast.
Register for the workshop.
Our workshop series offers both farm newcomers and regular volunteers a chance to deepen your knowledge, explore a new skill, or pick up some tips and ideas you can apply in your own garden or kitchen. All workshops will take place at the farm.
Suggested donation per workshop is $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 pay with cash or check at the workshop. Checks should be payable to San Francisco Parks Alliance.
Guess what: We logged over 12,000 volunteer hours at the farm in 2017, contributed by hundreds of volunteers. Most of those hours were at our regularly scheduled community work days, which are the backbone of our work at the farm. Help make it happen in 2018 by joining us for an upcoming workday. Get your hands dirty and take home some veggies:
Sunday, January 21 (including work in our native plant areas)
Monday, January 22
Saturday, January 27
Monday, January 29
Sunday, February 4 (including work in our herb garden)
Monday, February 5
Saturday, February 10
For more information about visiting the farm and joining our community workdays, see our Get Involved page.
We hope to see you at the farm soon!