Help Ellie grow food in her community

Hi. My name is Eliamani Ismail, but my friends call me Ellie. I'm a teenage farmer in Washington DC.

This time last year, I had never heard of Common Good City Farm, but after spending my entire summer on this urban farm - growing, harvesting and learning about healthy eating - I am its biggest fan.  Thanks to Common Good City Farm, I have more friends, more self-confidence, and I know more about healthy eating.  I hope you’ll donate today and help Common Good City Farm inspire more youth like me!  

Now that summer is over, I am still using what I learned on the farm and building on the discovery of how much I love to help my community.  Just last month, I created a podcast on healthy eating and farming, and my mom has  asked me to help her build a garden in our backyard.

If it weren’t for Common Good City Farm, I don’t know what I would have done this summer, or how I would know what foods will help me stay strong and healthy. This place changed my life! 

Please donate today so other youth can learn and grow the way I did.

-Ellie

P.S. Your donation is tax-deductible. And if you are looking for other ways to get involved, check out our Wish List of Items.

For more information on our Youth Education Programs, click HERE for articles written by Summer Youth participants and Common Good City Farm staff.