Alemany Farm, 4 1/2 productive acres in S.F.

Posted by Trish Riley, August 2, 2009

©Trish Riley sunflowersHere’s a wonderful model for urban community gardens:

It’s a place where little boys from the adjacent public housing projects alternate between tossing a football and picking bright red, juicy strawberries. Where dozens of volunteers gather every weekend to harvest squash, onions and string beans and divvy up the bounty afterward. Where a windmill, sunflowers and butterflies complete the unlikely scene smack in the middle of a city.The land, owned by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, used to be a dumping ground for neighbors’ household junk.But now it’s Alemany Farm…

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