IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to the shelter-in-place order now in effect in San Francisco, there is no volunteering at Alemany Farm through May 3. This is part of the widespread effort to help control the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Please note that many City parks and green spaces remain open for the public to visit while observing social and physical distancing guidelines. Please be assured that the farm will be safely cared for by a small team of approved staff in the coming weeks, so that we can keep it thriving and productive until we can gather together again as a community. Find more farm updates.
Everyone, young or old, experienced or still learning, is welcome to join our community workdays held from Noon to 5 pm every 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month and the Saturdays in-between, plus every Monday afternoon from 1 to 5 pm. Individual volunteers: No need to register in advance! New volunteers are encouraged to take an orientation tour of the farm at the beginning of the workday.
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.
We’re always grateful for your energy. No need to sign up for our community workdays, just show up on a scheduled workday and we’ll try to make it a rewarding experience and send you home with a few veggies.
If you’re already familiar with the farm and interested in a more structured volunteer commitment, visit our Volunteer Opportunities page to learn about various ongoing volunteer positions.
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.