Farm Closed Thursday, August 7th

We will be closing the farm Thursday, August 7th to host a special evening with our Summer Youth Program participants and their families to celebrate the close of a wonderful six weeks.

2014 SYP ~ Meet Desiree

UntitledDesiree, a 16-year-old Duke Ellington student, is one of our stellar Summer Youth Program Participants. From a young age, Desiree's grandmother sparked her interest in gardening. As she began to think about colleges and career paths, Desiree started to think that agriculture might be a career she was interested in.

Community Lunches are back!

community lunchCommon Good City Farm’s Summer Youth Program invites neighbors, community members, and supporters to join us Fridays for free Community Lunches. Enjoy a tour of the farm followed by a farm-fresh meal prepared by our youth participants under the mentorship of a local chef.

2014 SYP~Meet Jackie and Al'Mond

We are so thrilled with this year's Summer Youth Program participants and we want you to get to know them too. Each week we will introduce you to a few of this year's stellar youth. Today, let's meet Jackie and Al'Mond.

UntitledAl'Mond is a seventeen-year-old who will be entering the 12th grade this fall at KIPP DC. Al'Mond learned about our Summer Youth Program last year when he attended a Community Lunch with his Green Zone group. He wanted to participate in this year's program

Common Good Featured in Smithsonian Gardens' Community of Gardens Digital Archive

Last year, Smithsonian Gardens partnered with our Summer Youth Program to investigate and record parts of Common Good City Farm's story. As part of Smithsonian Gardens soon-to-be-released Community of Gardens digital archive, a project designed to preserve our diverse garden heritage, members of the Smithsonian Gardens team spent two days on the farm teaching our 2013 Summer Youth Program participants how to interview community members, use images and video to tell a story, and how to storyboard and digitally edit content. The results are finally live!

Support Common Good During Do More 24!

Tomorrow, June 19th, Common Good City Farm will join hundreds of local nonprofits to participate in the United Way NCA's DoMore24 Campaign, a 24 hour online giving campaign. We hope that you support this exciting initiative by donating to Common Good City Farm. Please share this with your friends and community and ask them to donate to Common Good on June 19th!

New Vermicomposting System at the Farm

worm 3We recently added a vermi-, or worm, composting system to the farm to highlight this practical option for urban dwellers to compost food scraps. We drew from various plans to design a large outdoor worm box that is ideal for our needs. A volunteer group from All Souls Church helped us as we dug out a 4’ X 12’ trench and lined the bottom of our trench with hardware cloth to prevent moles and other animals from feasting on our worms. We then lined the walls of the hole with cinder blocks and filled the gaps in the cinder blocks with some of the dirt we dug out.

Join Why Food Works in a Dinner on the Farm!

On Friday, June 27th, at 7PM, Why Food Works will be hosting a healthy, interactive dinner at our farm using local, seasonal produce! Join Sarah, a Registered Dietician, as she serves a delicious meal complete with nutrition education. Click here for more information and tickets.

Support Common Good City Farm by Shopping AmazonSmile

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We're Growing Vertical!

UntitledThis season we have installed a vertical planting system called The Vertical Edible Green Towers (VEG Towers) to demonstrate a new technique for growing in an urban setting, where, for many, space is the limiting factor.

The VEG Towers are a unique method of farming that is on the cutting edge of the urban sustainability movement. The stacking pots are designed from high-density Styrofoam pots that can be used for more than 7 growing seasons with proper care. What once would have been thrown away as a 'non-recyclable' will now be used to grow strawberries, peppers, kale, basil, and lettuce in an ultra-dense, resource-efficient growing method.

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