May 2021 Update: We are thrilled to welcome individual and corporate volunteer groups of up to 17 people back to Alemany Farm.
For corporate GROUPS, find details at: Corporate Group Visits & Virtual Farm Events
We are excited to welcome volunteers back to the farm. Everyone, young or old, experienced or still learning, is welcome to join our community workdays held currently on Monday and Saturday afternoons from 1 to 5 pm. We are welcoming up to 17 volunteers per day** and registration is required in advance. (We do not have drop-in hours at this time.)
Native Plant Volunteer Days are also back up and running on the first Monday and third Sunday of each month. Medicine Garden Volunteer Days will be offered on the first Sunday of each month.
All volunteers will be required to sign a liability waiver upon arrival and to comply with San Francisco mask mandates; at this time, masks are optional.
** Space is limited due to continuing pandemic restrictions. Please only sign up for what you can 100% commit to.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
We ask that volunteers come on-time, at the start of the shift. Although we can use your help all day, we understand if you cannot stay for the whole session.
New volunteers are encouraged to take an orientation tour of the farm at the beginning of the workday. After an orientation, we will work on various projects and will end the day with a vegetable harvest for volunteers to take home. Farm projects may include weeding, planting, bed preparation, fruit tree work, compost making, mulching, pathway maintenance, greenhouse work, and more.
Again, masks are optional.
WHAT TO BRING:
- Water Bottle
- Sturdy Shoes
- Jacket with layered clothing underneath
- A bag (to bring home some produce)
**Travel light! The farm is an open public space and we have no secure storage for bags. Leave valuables at home and be mindful of your personal belongings, as you would in any park setting.
By BART: Glen Park is the closest BART station. It is a 15 minute walk or 5 minute bike to the farm. When exiting the station, cross Bosworth St, then turn right on Bosworth and follow it under the overpass. Bear left and follow Bosworth several blocks to Mission St. Cross Mission and head east on Murray St for 3 blocks until it ends at the entrance to Saint Mary’s Rec Center. Just inside the park entrance gate take an immediate right and follow the paved drive down the hill past the playground and the dog run, then bear left and down the walkway ramp to Alemany Blvd. The pedestrian gate to Alemany Farm is a few feet to the left.
Via bus from the Mission/Downtown SF: Take a 14 or 49 bus southbound on Mission Street to Bosworth (several blocks past 30th St). Cross Mission to Murray Street, then proceed along Murray and continue to the farm as described above.
You may search Google Maps for “Alemany Farm” to make your own route by bike, bus, or car.