Friends of Alemany Farm is a volunteer group that manages the horticulture, volunteer, and educational programs at Alemany Farm, a 4.5 acre organic farm ecosystem located in southeast San Francisco. The group promotes food security and educates local residents about how to grow their own food. They strive to increase ecological knowledge and habitat value, and ultimately, to sow the seeds for long-term economic and environmental justice.
Friends of Alemany Farm works to achieve four main goals:
- Fostering Environmental Education by introducing children and adults to the idea that local food production can be part of a healthy ecosystem, and inspiring visitors to start their own gardens at home.
- Boosting Food Resilience by providing organic, healthy food to community members.
- Growing Leaders through the communal ethic of the barn-raising that encourages people to play an active role in decision-making.
- Promoting Ecological-Economic Development by using urban agriculture as a means to develop green job skills.