Farm Updates

Harvest Festival 2022!

Join Friends of Alemany Farm and the Alemany Apartments Community for …

Alemany Farm’s 17th Annual Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 22
11 am to 3 pm
Alemany Farm, 700 Alemany Blvd, SF
FREE

>> Bring a mask; mask wearing encouraged when in close contact with others.

flyer for Alemany Farm 2022 Harvest Festival, Oct 22, 11 am to 3 pm, with details included on this webpage
View and download the event flyer

The day will include:

  • Garlic planting
  • Farm tours
  • Plant sale
  • Pickling station (bring your own jar, if possible)
  • Fruit and vegetable games
  • Activities for kids
  • Live music from Tony Saunders and the Noteworthy Band (Noon – 1 pm)
  • Food trucks courtesy of Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center
  • Pig roast, BBQ, farm salad (1 to 2 pm)
  • DJ and more….

Please Note: Onsite parking will not be available for our Harvest Festival event. We encourage folks to use public transit or pedal power. If you are driving to the farm, you will need to find parking in the vicinity. For directions and other info on visiting the farm, see our Get Involved page.

Interested in volunteering for the event? We could use some extra hands with a variety of activities and areas. Contact us at community.gardeners@gmail.com for more info and to sign up for a shift!

Friends of Alemany Farm thanks our co-sponsors and event partners:

Alemany Resident Management Corp
Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center
SF Recreation & Parks
San Francisco Landscapes
World Centric

We hope to see you on October 22!

Dye Garden Workdays Continue in August

Dear Farm Friends,

The Alemany Farm dye garden is in beautiful bloom with many many butterflies and other pollinators visiting the flowering coreopsis, marigold, flax, weld, and sunflowers.

Please come help expand the plantable area around the dye garden in August, help keep the weeds at bay, and learn about how the cultivated plants grow and what colors they yield. You will also participate in harvesting roots and flowers.

  • Friday, August 12, 11:30 am – 3 pm
  • Friday, August 19, 11:30 am – 3 pm
  • Friday, August 26, 11:30 am – 3 pm

Bring a sun hat and wear layers. Please have a mask with you, as we are still asking people to wear them when working closely with others. You may want to bring some snacks for yourself and definitely have a water bottle! We will have gloves and all of the tools you’ll need on site.

Friday is a produce harvest day at the farm, so there will be some food to take with you at the end of the afternoon together.

Workdays will be led by LisaRuth Elliott, steward of the dye garden. Please let LisaRuth know by emailing lisaruth [dot] elliott [at] gmail [dot] com if you can join her for one or more of these dye garden work days. We’d love to have you.

Dye Garden Workdays in May

Dear Farm Friends,

You are invited to Alemany Farm for some special Dye Garden Workdays this month of May as we further develop the garden:

  • Friday, May 6, 11 am – 3 pm
  • Friday, May 13, 11 am – 3 pm
  • Friday, May 20, 11 am – 3 pm
  • Friday, May 27, 11 am – 3 pm

Workdays will be led by LisaRuth Elliott, steward of the dye garden. Join her to work on clearing weeds, creating pathways, developing previously unplanted areas, and preparing for planting in the coming weeks. Then toward the end of the month we will be putting coreopsis, indigo, hopi sunflowers, weld, tansy, and flax in the ground and laying irrigation for these beds. The woad plants are in full bloom and the madder plants are very pert right now.

Bring a sun hat and wear layers. Please have a mask with you, as we are still asking people to wear them when working closely with others. You may want to bring some snacks for yourself and definitely have a water bottle! We will have gloves and all of the tools you’ll need on site.

Please let LisaRuth know by emailing lisaruth [dot] elliott [at] gmail [dot] com if you can join her for one or more of these Dye Garden work days. We’d love to have you.

Earth Day on the Green – April 23

Dear Farm Friends,

Join Friends of Alemany Farm and the Alemany Apartments Community for the…

Alemany Farm Earth Day on the Green Celebration

Saturday, April 23
10 am to 2 pm
Alemany Farm, 700 Alemany Blvd, SF
FREE

>> Bring a mask; mask wearing encouraged when in close contact with others.

Thumbnail image of Earth Day on the Green flyer, with details included on this page
View and download the event flyer

The day will include:

  • Potato planting (10 am to 12:30 pm)
  • Farm tour (11 am)
  • Plant sale and Alemany Farm merch (suggested donation) – see list of available plant starts (10 am to 2 pm)
  • Master Gardeners resources (10 am to 1 pm)
  • Music for kids with Emily Shumway (10:30 to 11:15 am)
  • Live music from Tony Saunders and the Noteworthy Band (11:30 am)
  • Catering courtesy of Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center (11:30 am to 2 pm)
  • Pig roast, BBQ, farm salad (1 to 2 pm)
  • Community awards ceremony (12:30 pm)
  • Worm bin creation station (10 am to 12:30 pm)
  • Bike-powered smoothie station (10;30 am to 12 pm)
  • Face painting for kids (10:30 am to 12:30 pm)
  • Kids games
  • DJ and more….

Please Note: Onsite parking will not be available for our Earth Day event. We encourage folks to use public transit or pedal power. If you are driving to the farm, you will need to find parking in the vicinity. For directions and other info on visiting the farm, see our Get Involved page.

Interested in volunteering for the event? We could use some extra hands with a variety of activities and areas. Contact farm volunteer John Stokes for more info and to sign up for a shift!

Friends of Alemany Farm thanks our co-sponsors and event partners:

Alemany Resident Management Corp
Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center
SF Recreation & Parks
San Francisco Landscapes
In-kind donor: World Centric

We hope to see you on April 23!

Feb. 26: Pond Restoration Day

Put on your waders and rain boots, learn about aquatic plants, and help us with our winter pond restoration day at Alemany Farm

Water Gardening & Alemany Pond Restoration Day

Saturday February 26, 2022,  12 – 4 pm at Alemany Farm.

Masks required.

Instructor: Brett Stephens 

Come out and learn about aquatic plants and water management and help with our end-of-winter pond maintenance. We are excited to see so much water back in our pond from the winter rains! Learn about pond ecology and support habitat restoration for the red wing black bird, tule reeds and more.  The pond work 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, and join us in getting your hands wet!

Brett Stephens is 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.