Sign up for our CSA: 2 options available

Join our 2019 CSA! We provide 2 options to join our CSA:

1) Market CSA
Members of our Market CSA pay up front to receive credit to spend at the weekly Market at LeDroit Park. Members shop the Market at any point during the season, picking out produce of their choice, until they have used up their credit. Market CSA credit can only be used on Common Good produce which will be clearly differentiated from produce provided by Arcadia.

Sign up for the Market CSA: https://goo.gl/forms/KiPuF95TT2bkWDIR2

Slow Food Ark of Taste: Fish Pepper

Come learn about the history of the fish pepper and how it features in the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's work to teach about local ag history during a talk with Mark Haskell of Slow Food DC. Enjoy sampling hot sauce, including those made by Common Good City Farm and featuring Soilful City's Pippin' Sauce (made from fish peppers). The event will include a potluck lunch featuring a Baltimore fish stew highlighting the fish pepper. We invite you to bring a dish, but don't worry it doesn't need to include peppers!

Getting Ready for Spring

As typically happens by the time March rolls around, we are definitely getting tired of folks asking us what we do all winter, or saying things like “you must be relaxing at this time of year”. Much like how teachers still work in the summer, we still work in the winter. So, what’s going on while it’s too cold/wet/icy to be outside?

Farm Planning: Margaret is hard at work doing all the farm planning for 2019. So far, she’s planned our crops through about June, and is working on the mid-summer and fall crops. It’s looks something like the crop plan above.

Sign up for our Home Apothecary Program

This 8-month herbal medicine program is a hands-on introduction to herbalism. Meeting once per month, participants will tend a garden together, explore the basic concepts of herbalism, and make lots of herbal preparations to bring home and to share with the Common Good community. The home apothecary program offers a unique opportunity to learn about using herbs while working directly with the plants and developing connection to the land and ecosystem we call home.

To register: https://2019herbalism.eventbrite.com

Welcome Margaret!

Welcome Margaret!

We are excited to welcome Margaret as our new Farm Manager. Margaret has a long history of farming. Her grandfather was an organic farmer, and she began growing vegetables with her scientist father in their backyard at the age of 5. She has experience developing agricultural businesses, farming, and teaching. She has trained Tanzanian and South African farmers to grow their cooperative enterprises, organized a credit union, managed a farmers’ market, worked on organic vegetable farms, and taught in elementary schools. Please stop by and say hello!

We're looking for a Resident Herbalist!

Common Good City Farm is looking for a Resident Herbalist to work with both the medicinal herb gardens at Common Good City Farm and LeDroit Park Community Garden, located directly south of Common Good. We are looking for applications by Monday, January 14, 2019.

Cacao Bite Making from Bean to Bar

Learn how to make chocolates from single origin direct trade cocoa beans! Participants will be able to experience a complete Bean to Bar process of chocolate making including trying the roasted cocoa beans, cracking and winnowing the beans, grinding the beans, tempering the chocolate, and pouring the chocolate into molds. Each class will discuss the history of cacao, beneficial properties of cacao, and then practice making the chocolates. Each participant will get to make and take home their own molded chocolate.

Living Wall Hangings with Rock Paper Plant

Join us for Living Wall Hangings: A Mounted Tropical Plants Workshop with Rock Paper Plant on Thursday, December 6, 6:30-7:30 pm!

Register: https://rockpaperplantcgcf.eventbrite.com

We're hiring a Farm Manager! Come work for Common Good City Farm

We are currently hiring two positions, a part-time farm manager from late November-December, and a full-time farm manager to start no later than February, 2019. Details are below.

Part-time Seasonal Farm Manager:
This is a part-time, temporary position from late November, 2018, through the end of December, 2018.

Join us for Orchidama: An Orchid Kokedama Workshop with Rock Paper Plant

Orchidama: An Orchid Kokedama Workshop with Rock Paper Plant
Tuesday, November 13, 6:30-8 pm

Register: https://rockpaperplantcgcf.eventbrite.com

In Japanese, “kokedama” translates from “koke” meaning “moss” and “dama” meaning “ball.” In this workshop, we’ll teach students how to make and grow orchids in a beautiful moss ball planter. The moss ball provides an interesting, organic display for your orchid. Kokedama can be kept in a dish or hung in a window.

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