Dear Farm Friends:
The start of the new calendar year is treating Alemany Farm right. The garlic and strawberries are coming on strong, our winter cabbages have been delicious, and we’re pretty far along with our winter fruit tree mulching and pruning. After those days of cold, clear weather, the arrival of some new rain has the gardens and orchards sparkling.
We hope you can join us at the Farm this Saturday, January 26 for a special tree planting. We are working in partnership with Friends of the Urban Forest to replace some older trees that we are removing. We’ll be planting a range of pears, plums, prunes and apples that we have selected especially for our coastal California climate.
So please come out to the Farm this Saturday at Noon and help us to give these trees a new home!
And please mark your calendar for two upcoming workdays to rebuild the Alemany Greenhouse. On Saturday, February 2 and Saturday February 9 we will be refurbishing the greenhouse on Housing Authority property. These special workdays will start a little earlier than usual — at 11 AM — so we can complete all of the necessary tasks.
On February 2 we will be removing old and damaged plastic, putting new plastic walls in place, and stretching new clear plastic sheeting across the top of the hoop structure. We will also be building and installing frames for vents and one door.
On February 9 we mostly will be building work benches and propagation tables for the greenhouse interior.
Volunteers with any kinds of skills are encouraged to join us. We are especially eager for help from any volunteers who have experience with carpentry and construction.
We hope to see you at the Farm for the Jan 26 tree planting and the Feb 2 & Feb 9 greenhouse rebuild.
Thanks, as always, for your work to make SF more food secure.
The Farm Team