News, Events and Reports

See below for upcoming events, news articles, and our annual report (published in the late winter).

Vote for Improvements at Potrero del Sol Community Garden Every Day Through April 30

Potrero del Sol Community Garden has been nominated to receive funding for the Parks Build Community initiative which kicked off on April 1st. The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company to help revitalize parks across the country including parks here in San Francisco. Every day … Continue reading

Urban Ag Academy

Grow it, Preserve it, Love it! SF County Fair Building, 9th and Irving, Saturday, September 12, 2015, 11:30a-5pm Join the Urban Agriculture Program and partners for Urban Ag Academy: Grow It, Preserve It, Love It! This one-day event will feature demonstration classes on gardening and garden-infrastructure, workshops on fermenting and … Continue reading

Free Fall Classes at GGP CommUNITY Garden

Just announced: Free fall classes at the city’s largest community garden, the Golden Gate Park CommUNITY Garden, including Pollinators in San Francisco, Integrated Pest Management for Your Garden and Composting & Vermicomposting.  All classes are 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  RSVP to September 13, 2014 –Pollinators in San Francisco: … Continue reading

Plant and Learn to Prune Fruit Trees on MLK Day- Jan 18th, 2016

Come volunteer at Alemany Farm to plant fruit trees in celebration of Martin Luther King Day!  The city’s largest urban farm will celebrate this Day of Service with an extensive fruit tree planting to grow the orchard and provide fruit for future generations.

  • Workday is 12-5pm.  Come prepared to work outside with the elements.  No experience needed.  More information, directions, and more at  No RSVP required.

In addition, join the city’s Urban Agriculture Program Coordinator for a class on Winter Fruit Tree Pruning on Alemany’s established trees from 2-3:30pm.

Learn the basics of fruit tree pruning and how to begin properly managing the size, production, and structure of your tree or orchard.  This basic class will give a background on fruit trees and their growth cycle, and we’ll focus on winter pruning techniques to stimulate growth for the new year.  The class will be held outside with a live demonstration and possible hands-on practice opportunities.

  • RSVP required by 1/13/16 as class is limited to a small number of participants.

-TO RSVP, send an email to and tell us your name(s) and the name of the workshop(s) you’d like to attend.

-Suggested donation: $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.

-To pay, you can make a donation at their online donation page at  In the “in honor of” field on the donation form, please enter the name & date of the workshop you’re attending.  Alternatively, you can pay with check or cash at the workshop. Checks should be payable to the San Francisco Parks Alliance.

Alemany Farm is located at 700 Alemany Blvd.  Parking is available on site.  The site is also accessible via the 14 or 49 MUNI lines.  Both the workday and the class will be held regardless of weather conditions, unless there is a severe rainstorm.

The Urban Agriculture Program is pleased to present its annual reports, mandated by the City and County of San Francisco’s 2013 Urban Agriculture Ordinance 162-12.

RPD Urban Ag 2015 Annual Report

RPD Urban Ag 2014 Annual Report