Feed the Bees at The Bee Farm this weekend

Please join us San Francisco Bee-Cause this Saturday from 12-4pm at The Bee Farm.

We will be planting up new garden beds with flowers and edibles, and building new beds for more!

What: Feed The Bees at The Bee Farm

Where: The Bee Farm, 3299 San Bruno Ave (at Ordway) [Map ->]

When: Saturday, April 15th, 12-4pm

What to Expect: Wear layers and bring a water bottle. Also bring planting pots if you’d like to take some of our abundant “volunteer” (self-seeded) plants home with you.

Find out more about our programs and events, visit 49 Farms.


Upcoming from San Francisco Bee-Cause & The Bee Farm

Greening the Portola Social

  • Friday, September 16, 2016
  • 6:00pm  7:30pm
  • FDR Brewery (a.k.a. Ferment Drink Repeat) – 2636 San Bruno Ave, SF  [Map ->]
  • More info from The Greenhouse Project ->
2016 VOLUNTEER WORK PARTIES (3rd Sat each month, 12 Noon – 4 PM):  We will be having our last 2 Volunteer Work Parties of 2016:  Sat Sept 17 and Sat Oct 15.
For October:  To hopefully attract more community engagement, we will be raffling off 10 pumpkins that were pollinated and grown at The Bee Farm.  We will be giving numbers to those who come during 1:00 – 1:30 pm to volunteer.  Folks need to still be there at 4 PM when we pull numbers.  Winners get to chose their pumpkin in the order their number is drawn.  Pumpkins are good for eating and jack-o-lanterns.
SEPT 24 PORTOLA DISTRICT GARDEN TOUR:  The Bee Farm is on the Tour again this year.  Even if folks have not purchased tickets in order to tour other neighborhood gardens, The Bee Farm will be open to the public to take a self-guided tour.  We will have beekeepers and gardeners staffing the event in order to, hopefully, answer all questions.  We also will have our honey available for purchase that day.
2016 HOLIDAY HONEY SALES:  Our annual Holiday Honey Sales will be on Sun Dec 4 and Sat Dec 10 @ 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM.  This is our biggest fundraising event each year.
2017 NEW BEEKEEPING APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM:  We will start our next 2-Year Apprenticeship Program in March 2017.  We will be sending out announcements of the schedule in late January and Applications will be due in February.
2017 VOLUNTEER WORK PARTIES:  Will resume our Volunteer Work Parties on Sat February 18, 2017 unless the weather is forecasted to be clear on Sat January 21 in which case we will begin on January 21.
In 2017, our goal is to finish planting-out our site with bee-pollinated people food plants.  All food grown is shared among volunteers who are there when harvested.

Introduction to Permaculture – Friday, March 18, 12pm


Introduction to Permaculture presents the principles, ethics, and design strategies that are used around the globe to create sustainable agriculture and living systems. Permaculture is a design system based on ethics and when applied to human settlements provides all the needs of that system by that system in a sustainable manner. Find out more >>

Introduction to Permaculture 

Date: Friday, March 18, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Event Category: Classes & Workshops
Cost: $25 ($0-$50 sliding scale)
Instructors: Jay Rosenberg and Matthew Stephens
Contact: jay@49farms.org


Hayes Valley Art Works
456 Laguna Street
San Francisco, CA 94102  (Map)

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Your payment is a tax-deductible donation to our host, Hayes Valley Art Works, a fiscally sponsored project of Haight Street Art Center. You can find out more about this venue at hayesvalleyartworks.org. Donations are processed using PayPal, but you can simply use your credit card or bank account. Please contact us if you have any questions about making a donation to support our project..

Urban Agriculture Resource Center at Alemany Farm on Saturday, 9am til noon.

BYOB (Bring Your Own Bucket) – Alemany Farm on Saturday, 9am til noon.

“Please come by Alemany Farm this Saturday from 9-12 for an urban ag resource center featuring compost, soil, mulch, fish bone meal, and stumps and branches. Great materials for a seating area or building beds or hugelkultur; these stumps range from 18-30” in diameter and need to go ASAP! 700 Alemany Blvd, Urban Ag Resource Center, 9-12pm this Saturday, May 16th.”
– Hannah Shulman

Urban Ag Resource Day at Alemany Farm, this Saturday from 9am to noon — bring a bucket or two and take home some soil or wood chip mulch for your garden.

Urban Agriculture Resource Centers are a free 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 gardener, or urban farmer) to pick up supplies, get educational opportunities, and build on the existing informal and formal networks of garden materials and programs. Materials on site are available to any gardener in the city of San Francisco to help green and beautify the city.

Bring your own container to put materials in; drive up access will be available as well (limited amounts available per person). Thanks to Recology for the compost and Rec and Park for the mulch and soil.

Monthly: Golden Gate Park CommUNITY Garden, 780 Frederick: January 24, 2015; February 21, 2015; March 7, 2015; April 4, 2015; May 9,2015; June 13,2015. All dates 9am -12pm.

Quarterly: Alemany Farm, 700 Alemany Blvd: February 7, 2015; May 16, 2015. 9am – 12pm.

Mobile: Bayview Garden Resource Hub (pop-up series in partnership with the Recreation and Park Department, Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco Department of the Environment the San Francisco Foundation, Girls 2000 and Quesada Gardens Initiative).

More info: http://sfrecpark.org/park-improvements/urban-agriculture-program-citywide/urban-agriculture-resource-centers/

INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective at Impact Hub Oakland


Urban Permaculture Institute of the SF Bay Area + Impact Hub Oakland will be showing the new documentary INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective on May 28th @ Impact Hub Oakland.

  • Family Friendly – kids activities during the screening – Kids under 10 are free
  • Free Biodynamic cocktail or mocktail with ticket
  • Panel Discussion: “Evolving the Voice of Permaculture: Race and Gender Inclusivity”

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Event Details

When: Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM (PDT)

Where: Impact Hub Oakland, 2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

More Info and Tickets: