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Alemany Farm in SF teaches you to grow vegetable gardens, herb gardens, and orchards
By - posted 2/27/2011 No Comment

If you’ve ever donated some time to an urban farm, the sense of purpose you felt must have come with a little learning about the craft of food production. Here’s a chance to get deeper into that.

For the third year in a row, Friends of Alemany Farm will be offering an apprenticeship in ecological horticulture. This beautiful 4.5 acre organic farm ecosystem in southeast San Francisco is offering a FREE 11-month hands-on course that meets every third Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. with a generous break for a potluck lunch.

The importance of the course taking 11 months is that it take participants through the seasons.

Learn Core Principles of Food Production:
All while using our vegetable gardens, herb gardens, and orchards.

  • soil fertility and composting
  • propagation and planting
  • seasonal tree care
  • water-wise irrigation
  • plant identification
  • integrated pest management
  • crop planning

To Apply: Deadline March 1, 2011 Complete the application [word doc, pdf] and return it to: ecologicalhorticulture@gmail.com. There are spots for 30 people in the class. The Ecological Horticulture classes will begin on Saturday, March 19.

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