Sam Wetzel, Executive Director


Sam comes to us from the US Department of Agriculture where she worked on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. She is a returned Peace Corps volunteer (Honduras), an avid home gardener, beekeeper, and homebrewer. She was first involved at Common Good through the Herbal Apprenticeship program in 2014 and is looking forward to being back on the farm and working with the Common Good community. She can be reached at sam (at)

Margaret Goolsby, 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. Margaret can be reached at margaret (at)

Emily Richardson, Operations and Youth Programs Manager


Emily has been interested in agriculture and food issues since she was a kid growing up in rural Maryland. She earned her degree in Environmental Studies from Washington College and then worked for Colchester Farm CSA before moving to DC in 2008. While living in DC, she has worked in the non-profit sector and volunteered with several urban farming projects, including helping to lead field trips at Common Good. After volunteering on the farm, she was excited to join the staff in early 2014. She can be reached at emily (at)

Josephine Chu, Program and Outreach Manager

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Josephine Chu joined Common Good City Farm in June 2015. Josephine manages the distribution of the farm's produce via the Farm Stand, CSA, Small Enterprise program and organizes the Seed-to-Table workshops. As a graduate from American University's MA program in Global Environmental Politics, she became very involved in DC's food justice work. She co-founded Zenful Bites, a social enterprise that provides plant-based eco-catering services and food education programming to foster a sustainable and fair food system in the DC metro region. She is excited to further her work supporting local and fair food systems at Common Good City Farm. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding Farm Stand, Small Enterprise, or Seed-to-Table, please email her at josephine (at)