Spring Planting at Alemany Farm + Compost Giveaway

Dear Farm Friends:

Better late than never. That’s how we at Alemany Farm feel about the recent storms that have rolled through Northern California. The late rains are complicating our spring tillage, but we’re happy for the water anyway. We took advantage of the February dry spell to start working the garden beds, which means we’re in good shape to start planting.

Please join us this Sunday, April 1 as we plant broccoli, collards, kale, chard, lettuces, chois, squash, and beans. As usual, we’ll start around Noon and wrap up around 5 PM.

And if you’ve got your own little garden patch at home, come to Alemany Farm on SATURDAY for Recology’s Great Compost Giveaway. The scraps that SF residents put in our curbside green bins are coming back to the City as high quality compost. To get your share, just come to the Farm on Saturday morning. Each person can take one 5-gallon bucket of this soil. Please remember: It’s Bring Your Own Bucket! More details are here: http://blog.recology.com.

We’d also like to enlist your help in a statewide effort to label foods containing genetically modified organisms. Sustainable food advocates are working to get an initiative on the November ballot that would require labeling for all GMO foods and prevent foods containing GMOs from being marketed as “natural.” You can learn more, and find out how to get involved, at http://www.labelgmos.org.

Please mark your calendars for these upcoming community workdays:
Sunday, April 1
Monday, April 2
Saturday, April 7
Monday, April 9
Sunday, April 15

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

The Farm Team