The farm is a frequent destination for children’s group visits. Focus can be on an educational experience or a more service-oriented visit for older groups. The diversity of the farm – from the food production crops to the native plant area to the pond habitat – makes for a plethora of learning opportunities.
Visits for ages 8-18 are hosted by SF Recreation & Parks Department personnel, whose regular work schedule is Tuesday through Sunday. To schedule a visit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
1. Name or affiliation of your group
2. Your name and contact info (as the representative of your group)
3. Number of adults and children in your group, and the age range of children
4. Proposed date(s) and time(s) for your group’s farm visit
If you have a group of children under the age of 8, we don’t have an early childhood program set up at this time. We can try to arrange a tour and let your group explore the farm on your own. Contact us with specifics and we’ll do our best.
Please note that any group with children (age 18 or younger) must be accompanied by supervising adults who will be accountable for the behavior of the group, encourage involvement, enhance the educational experience, and ensure productivity.
As we are a volunteer-run organization, donations are necessary to keep the farm running. Anything your school or organization can give will be greatly appreciated, but no group will be turned away for lack of funds. If your group can make a donation, checks should be made out to our fiscal sponsor, SF Parks Alliance, with “Friends of Alemany Farm” written in the memo line.
WHAT TO BRING
1. Water Bottle
3. Sturdy Shoes
4. Jacket with layered clothing underneath
7. A bag (for end-of-day harvest)
**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.