Water Gardening & Farm Pond Workday, Feb 17

Dear Farm Friends,

It’s time for our annual late winter pond maintenance, and that means interested folks have a rare chance for an up-close experience of the pond under the guidance of local landscaper Brett Stephens. Brett will share knowledge of aquatic plants and pond ecology while the group does some pond cleanup before the arrival of our annual red wing blackbird visitors! Details and RSVP link below.

ALSO: Save the Date for Alemany Farm’s 13th Annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More details in the coming months, but mark your calendars now!


Water Gardening Workshop & Farm Pond Workday
Sunday, February 17, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at Alemany Farm
Instructor: Brett Stephens

Come learn about aquatic plants and water management and help with Alemany Farm’s late winter pond maintenance. The day will include a discussion on pond ecology, the importance of water sources on organic farms, strategies for management and creating plant and animal diversity. Bring your hip waders or rain boots, if you have them (a few will be provided), gloves, snacks to share, and join us in getting your hands wet!

After our work in the pond, we will enjoy a light meal/potluck together. Please bring a potluck item to share.

Brett Stephens is co-owner/project manager of San Francisco Landscapes. He is certified in permaculture design, a Bay-Friendly professional, ARCSA accredited professional, and a long-time volunteer at Alemany Farm.

Please REGISTER in advance so we know you’re joining us!

Suggested donation: $5 – $20. No one turned away for lack of funds. Pay by cash or check at the workshop.


We hope you’ll also join us for one of these upcoming community workdays. Dig in, get your hands dirty, and bring some veggies home:

Saturday, February 9, Noon – 5 p.m.
Monday, February 11, 1 – 5 p.m.
Sunday, February 17, Noon – 5 p.m. (including work in our native plant areas)
Monday, February 18, 1 – 5 p.m.
Saturday, February 23, Noon – 5 p.m.

For more information about visiting the farm and joining our community workdays, see our Get Involved page. You can also always check our calendar for up-to-date status on workdays.

Thank you for your support. We hope to see you soon!