May 19, 2014
New Location for Permaculture Guild Gatherings!

49farms:

guildgathering-june2014

Greetings SF Permaculture friends,

New Location! After some considerate TAPO a new location has been selected for our June San Francisco Permaculture Guild Gathering. Please join us at the Matter of Trust Eco-Center in the Mission on Wednesday June 4th to learn and report…

October 4, 2013
49 Farms: The Bee Farm is Downsizing & Needs Your Help

49farms:


The owner of our site, Clear Channel Outdoor (CCO), has given us notice terminating our lease of 3 (of the 5) tax lots we have been using to develop The Bee Farm.

CCO intends to use these 3 tax lots to build a parking lot for its service trucks and, possibly, a storage shed/building….

July 10, 2013

The Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe of California is purchasing, preserving, and restoring a lost culture of the Ohlone people. Through the contributors of Indiegogo we will be building the first Ohlone village that will forever be a part of history!

HELP BUILD THE FIRST OHLONE CONTEMPORARY VILLAGE

 

April 10, 2013
49 Farms: Community Preservation Potluck at Hayes Valley Farm

49farms:

Community Preservation Potluck at Hayes Valley Farm

Where?
Hayes Valley Farm

When?
Saturday, April 13, 12pm–4pm

Agenda:
12–2: Potluck Setup and Meal
2–2:30: Farm Walk with M*A*S*H Discussion (M*A*S*H = Mobile Agriculture Support Hands)
2:30–4: Community Preservation Vision…

April 6, 2013

April 3, 2013
49 Farms: Community Preservation Potluck at Hayes Valley Farm

Community Preservation Potluck at Hayes Valley Farm

Where?
Hayes Valley Farm

When?
Saturday, April 13, 12pm–4pm

Agenda:
12–2: Potluck Setup and Meal
2–2:30: Farm Walk with M*A*S*H Discussion (M*A*S*H = Mobile Agriculture Support Hands)
2:30–4: Community Preservation Vision Session with Dessert and Coffee

What?
Join us in a discussion about Hayes Valley Farm, 49 Farms, and how you can continue growing soil and community in Hayes Valley, and throughout San Francisco.

Why?
In honor of our interim-use agreement, we at Hayes Valley Farm are working to transition our resources offsite by June 1.  While working to identify, preserve and move the farm’s plants and tools, we have discovered the most precious resource at the farm is the extraordinary community - you, our neighbors, our volunteers and our partners.  Many of us first visited the farm and became students.  There we pushed wheelbarrows and met strangers and became teachers.  We met neighbors over compost and became friends. 

Together we now work to make the closing of Hayes Valley Farm graceful, joyful and full of new beginnings that will grow into something greater than the farm itself.  Though the farm has produced thousands of pounds of food and hours of education, the bonds that have grown at the farm between volunteers and neighbors is perhaps the most precious resource that the farm has to offer.

The purpose of this potluck is to begin the discussion of how to preserve the Hayes Valley Farm community: to leave the potluck with ideas and projects that will continue to bring joy and growth for urban farming, ourselves and those around us, past June and into the future.

Sounds great! What Can I Do for the Potluck?
Bring one dish that serves at least 8 – 10 people.
There are very limited heating facilities for the food so please bring items that can be served at room temperature. 

RSVPs are NOT required however we’d love to hear that you are coming at mash@49farms.org.

How Else Can I Help?
This Community Potluck will be a zero-waste event. Bring your own reusable plates, cups and silverware, and kindly leave no trace — other than a strong community.

I Have A Question. Who Can I Ask?
You can reach Justin, Kerry and many others at mash@49farms.org.

April 3, 2013
Do you want to share resources? Let’s M*A*S*H!

Aloha!

I have been working alongside members of the 49 Farms team on a project called M*A*S*H.  

M*A*S*H, stands for Mobile Agriculture Support Hands. The focus of the project is to help connect and share abundant resources amongst the Urban Farms in San Francisco. We first launched the project on the cusp of the HANC/Kezar Gardens eviction, and have continued to refine our process over the months since. As Hayes Valley Farm closes, we are once again M*A*S*H-ing, preparing inventories and distribution plans. We have lots to share and we can use your help! 

We would like to come visit your site, introduce you to members of the team, and discuss how we can share resources.

Here’s a note from one of our core team members, Kerry Hughes, explaining this a bit more.
-> http://49farms.tumblr.com/post/47004812845/do-you-want-to-share-resources

-Jay

April 2, 2013

April 2, 2013
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March 30, 2013
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