Alemany Farms is a volunteer-run farm set between residential areas, playfields and a highway. There are in-ground plantings, raised beds, hoop houses, and areas for educational groups to gather.
The Alemany Farm is a non-profit organization which uses the farm to promote environmental education by demonstrating that agriculture can be part of a healthy urban ecosystem. They aim to introduce children and adults to local food production, thereby increasing food security and fostering a sensitivity towards environmental issues. The offer a certificate in ecological horticulture.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The site is key to the success of this site. Surrounded by residential areas but close to other community space such as the playfields, the site is easily accessible by the local people. The site which is also close to the highway probably had little use before, so residents can take ownership of the space and make it productive.