Alemany farm is a frequent destination for children’s group visits. The diversity of the farm – from the food production crops to the native plant area to the pond habitat – makes for a plethora of learning opportunities.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to the shelter-in-place order now in effect in San Francisco, there is no volunteering at Alemany Farm until further notice. This is part of the widespread effort to help control the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Please note that many City parks and green spaces remain open for the public to visit while observing social and physical distancing guidelines. Please be assured that the farm will be safely cared for by a small team of approved staff in the coming weeks, so that we can keep it thriving and productive until we can gather together again as a community. Find more farm updates.
You may still contact us about the possibility of scheduling potential farm visits later in the season.
We offer free guided youth group visits for students K-12 through the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Youth Stewardship Program (YSP). Guided visits normally run 2-3 hours and include a tasting tour of Alemany Farm, as well as a service portion dedicated to gardening and/or farm maintenance. Tools, gloves, and water are provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own water bottles to refill, close-toed shoes, and clothing that can get dirty.
**Please note: Guided youth group visits are limited to 30 students at a time in order to ensure a quality experience for everyone and are only offered on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please keep group size and day of the week in mind when selecting your dates.**
To sign your group up for a visit, please fill out the YSP application and list “Alemany Farm” as your park location!
Please note that any group with children (age 18 or younger) must be accompanied by supervising adults who will be accountable for the behavior of the group, encourage involvement, enhance the educational experience, and ensure productivity.
As we are a volunteer-run organization, donations are necessary to keep the farm running. Anything your school or organization can give will be greatly appreciated, but no group will be turned away for lack of funds. If your group can make a donation, checks should be made out to our fiscal sponsor, SF Parks Alliance, with “Friends of Alemany Farm” written in the memo line.
WHAT TO BRING
1. Water Bottle
3. Sturdy Shoes
4. Jacket with layered clothing underneath
7. A bag (for end-of-day harvest)
**Travel light! The farm is an open public space and we have no secure storage for bags. Leave valuables at home and be mindful of your personal belongings, as you would in any park setting.
By BART: Glen Park is the closest BART station. It is a 15 minute walk or 5 minute bike to the farm. When exiting the station, cross Bosworth St, then turn right on Bosworth and follow it under the overpass. Bear left and follow Bosworth several blocks to Mission St. Cross Mission and head east on Murray St for 3 blocks until it ends at the entrance to Saint Mary’s Rec Center. Just inside the park entrance gate take an immediate right and follow the paved drive down the hill past the playground and the dog run, then bear left and down the walkway ramp to Alemany Blvd. The pedestrian gate to Alemany Farm is a few feet to the left.
Via bus from the Mission/Downtown SF: Take a 14 or 49 bus southbound on Mission Street to Bosworth (several blocks past 30th St). Cross Mission to Murray Street, then proceed along Murray and continue to the farm as described above.
You may search Google Maps for “Alemany Farm” to make your own route by bike, bus, or car.