Urban Agriculture Program

The citywide Urban Agriculture Program is an interagency program that supports and supplies the infrastructure for community members to steward our urban green spaces, on both public and private land. We believe that the act of growing food, flowers or animals in a city builds community, educates an urban public about the ecosystem and food system around them, connects people to nature, and encourages an active citizenry who believes in stewarding our green spaces.

The Urban Agriculture Program supports urban agriculture enthusiasts in a number of ways. Physical resources can be found through the Urban Ag Resource Centers, Semiannual Plant Giveaways, and Technical Assistance. Educational opportunities are offered once a month on topics related to urban agriculture (see “News, Events, and Reports” for more information). Finally, the Coordinator supports projects across city agencies and interagency cooperation, promotes urban agriculture policies and provides information.

Please email the Community Gardens Program at communitygardens@sfgov.org for more information.

If you would like to start volunteering / gardening at an Urban Agriculture Site, reference the sites listed in the Urban Ag Annual Report 2015, page 9, under News, Events and Reports. To volunteer in general for the Recreation and Park Department, email recparkvolunteer@sfgov.org.

For Alemany Farm, visit www.alemanyfarm.org.

Getting Started

Read FAQs, check out a graphic on how to start a new site, look at maps of existing projects in SF, and more!

Gardening Supplies

Gardening Resources in San Francisco. Continue reading

News, Events and Reports

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

Community Gardens Program

The Rec and Park Department supports and manages a program of many community gardens on City-owned property, where members can grow produce and ornamental plants for personal use. Continue reading

City Resources

Public resources for urban agriculture. Continue reading

Urban Ag Resource Centers

Urban Agriculture Resource Centers are a free seasonal service of the SF Rec and Park Urban Agriculture Program. The resource centers will have materials for all levels of urban agriculture (backyard gardener, community … Continue reading