These past few weekends I've been visiting Hayes Valley Farm, which is a volunteer run farm built on an unused plot of land in the city. It is slightly smaller than a full block, but still a nice getaway from the city.
|The greenhouse where young plants are grown.|
|A group of agricultural students who came up to the farm for lessons last week|
|A handmade oven, looks good for a pizza party.|
|But really there are edible things lurking around. Too bad I can't identify most of them.|
Wait, there's more, but I think that calls for whole separate posts for spleen venting.
|They have their own compost piles for fertiliser, that is where garden trimming and some scraps from local cafes go.|
|Young plums growing in pots.|
|Nasturtiums, which grow very well in SF. Apparently their seeds taste like capers.|
|Sampling some fava beans. There was a whole basket of them.|
|Some other volunteers at the farm.|
|Some interesting structures around the farm, toolsheds and such.|
|This week I worked in here, arranging the collection of seeds. Feels nice, like some apothecary, although it was a bit dusty.|
|Admittedly most of the plants I did not know.|
|Just for fun I brought home some nasturtium leaves to try to cook with them, but when I chopped them up they got slimy, so I abandoned the idea.|