Greenhouse Workdays at FreeFarm + Ecological Horticulture Applications

Dear Farm Friends:

The unseasonable sunshine and nice temperatures have us feeling like bastardizing the classic Mark Twain quote about Bay Area weather and turning it into: “The warmest summer I had ever was the winter I spent in San Francisco.”

Springtime seems to have arrived early. And while we’d just as soon have more rain, the lovely days make for perfect gardening at Alemany Farm. We’ve wrapped up most of our dormant season tree care and are now looking forward to starting our greenhouse sowings.

We’re very excited to announce that this year we are partnering with the wonderful folks at SF’s Free Farm to do our propagation. We will be sharing the greenhouse at the Free Farm for starting our early season lettuces, kale, collards, chard, along with our tomatoes, cucumbers, and squash.

If you’d like to learn more about seed starting and greenhouse management, please join us these days at the Free Farm:

Saturday, February 25, 10 AM to 2 PM at the Free Farm. Eddy @ Gough in the Western Addition.
Saturday, March 3, 10 AM to 2 PM at the Free Farm.
Saturday, March 10, 10 AM to 2 PM at the Free Farm.

These special greenhouse days are IN ADDITION to our regularly scheduled workdays at Alemany Farm:

Sunday, Feb 19, Noon to 5 PM
Monday, Feb 20, 1 PM to 5 PM
Saturday, Feb 25, Noon to 5 PM
Monday, Feb 27, 1 PM to 5 PM
Sunday, March 4, Noon to 5 PM

And last but not least: We are still taking applications for our 2012 Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture, an 11-month course that offers participants an overview of organic gardening methods. To learn more about the class, and to download an application, please visit www.alemanyfarm.org. Applications must be returned to ecologicalhorticulture@gmail.com by March 1.

Thanks, as always, for all of your work to make SF more food secure.