Winter Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop on December 15!

Dear Farm Friends,

We hope that many of you have made it out to the farm now that our air quality has improved and our community workdays are back in full swing.

In case you don’t already know, we’re out at the farm all year long, and winter projects include seasonal fruit tree care. Appropriately, we’re concluding our 2018 workshops with our annual Winter Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop. Come on out and learn about it! Space is limited, so please register in advance at the link below.

Winter Fruit Tree Pruning

Saturday, December 15 — 10 a.m. to Noon at Alemany Farm
Instructors: Nick Hoff and Hannah Shulman

Learn the basics of pruning fruit trees in this hands-on, interactive class! We’ll walk you through everything you need to know to understand how to maximize your tree’s potential for abundant fruit. We’ll focus on winter pruning, do a demonstration, and then allow you to do some hands-on practice on Alemany Farm’s very own apple and plum trees. We’ll discuss other fruit trees depending on the interest of the participants.

Nick Hoff has been a member of the Friends of Alemany Farm since 2011 and helps steward the farm’s 150 fruit trees.

Hannah Shulman holds a bachelor’s degree in Growth and Structure of Cities with an Environmental Studies concentration from Haverford College and studied at the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at UC Santa Cruz. Previously, she was a garden educator with Urban Sprouts, GFE, and 18 Reasons / BiRite Market, and ran the first urban agriculture program for the city of San Francisco. She is now the Senior Director of Programs at Education Outside.

Register for the workshop.

Our workshop series offers both farm newcomers and regular volunteers a chance to deepen your knowledge, explore a new skill, or pick up some tips and ideas you can apply in your own garden or kitchen.

Suggested donation is $20 per person; no one turned away for lack of funds. All donations will benefit Friends of Alemany Farm via our fiscal sponsor, the San Francisco Parks Alliance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


We know the year-end is often a hectic time, but an afternoon at the farm can be a welcome break. Close out 2018 with us at one of our upcoming regularly scheduled community work days. Get your hands dirty and take home some veggies:

Sunday, December 2 (including work in our medicinal herb garden)
Monday, December 3
Saturday, December 8
Monday, December 10
Sunday, December 16 (including work in our native plant areas)
(Late December holiday schedule to be announced.)

For more information about visiting the farm and joining our community workdays, see our Get Involved page.

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