Join us for a Field Trip on the Farm this Fall!

Bring your class to the farm this Fall! Field trips are held on Wednesdays and Thursdays and can be scheduled to begin at 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am, or 11:00 am. Each field trip is 1.5 hours long and the materials covered meet DCPS standards and can be tailored to specific class requests. Topics include: plant needs, composting and worms, harvesting, insects, and nutrition. Introduce your students to how food grows and the science of urban agriculture.

Sign up for our Canning Workshop on Sept 23

Canning Workshop Flyer

There's nothing better than opening up a jar of home-preserved tomatoes or jam on a dark winter night, and remembering the warmth and bounty of summer! This class will cover basic canning for the beginner, using simple, inexpensive equipment. We'll learn the boiling water bath method, which can be used to safely preserve fruits (including jams and jellies), tomatoes, and pickles. This is a hands-on class so come prepared to get cookin'! This workshop will be taught by Bradley Kennedy.

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Emily!

While much of her time is spent in the office rather than on the Farm, our Office Manager and Field Trip Coordinator Emily is vital to the successful operation of Common Good City Farm. “I first worked with Common Good as a field trip volunteer,” Emily says, “and then in early 2014 I started the Office Manager position.” Since then, Emily has worked primarily behind the scenes to make sure that everything runs smoothly. “I’m really interested in food justice, and I worked on a rural farm before moving to DC.

Join Us for A Night on the Farm

Rain Date! Due to expected rainy & cold weather, tomorrow’s A Night on the Farm event will be rescheduled for next Thursday, October 8th. Same great event, one week later. Tickets for the rescheduled event are still available. For more details and to purchase tickets, please click here for registration information.

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Amelie!

For Amelie, the trip is a little farther than most who frequent Common Good City Farm. Amelie travels all the way from Baltimore to attend the Herbal Apprentice Program (HAP), which meets monthly. Amelie found out about the program via the internet, and jumped at the chance to attend as part of the scholarship opportunity. “I really enjoy the teacher, Tricia. It’s so much better to learn from a person than a book,” Amelia says about the HAP program. “It’s also wonderful that so many of the other apprentices come in with their own knowledge.”

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Charlotte and DeVontae

SYP Team Leaders

For our Summer Youth Program (SYP) to run smoothly and be a positive experience for our youth participants, we depend on two wonderful SYP Team Leaders: Charlotte and DeVontae! It is their job to coach and mentor our SYP youth through farm work, workshops, and field trips. Both Charlotte and DeVontae bring years of experience, a bounty of knowledge, and abundant enthusiasm to the program—an excitement about learning and farming that rubs off on our participants throughout the summer.

Reminder: Donations to the farm must be approved in advance

We are happy to be part of such a great community and appreciate that many people think of Common Good City Farm when they have materials to donate. We would like to remind everyone that any donations to the farm must be approved in advance by emailing us or speaking directly with our farm manager.
Our space is small and we ask that you do not leave unsolicited items for us: including yard waste, construction materials, and any other donated items.

Farm Closed This Thursday 8/6

Open Hours and LEAF will be cancelled this Thursday, August 6th so that we can host a special celebration with our summer youth program participants and their families.
Our weekly farm stand will be moved to Wednesday afternoon.

Farm Open Hours this week will be
Wednesday, August 5, 3 - 7 pm, Open Hours AND Farm Stand- come get some great produce!
Saturday, August 8, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sunday, August 9, 3 - 6 pm

Thank you!

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Josephine!

Josephine at the Farmstand

Josephine is one of the newer faces on the farm, and we are so happy to have her join our team as Program and Outreach Coordinator! Josephine is organizing our Seed-To-Table Workshops, cultivating and expanding our Small Enterprise partnerships, and running our weekly Farm Stand.

Join Common Good as a Fall City Farmer!

City Farmers is CGCF's program for volunteers who want to be involved consistently and learn more about urban farming! Commit to one day a week during our open hours and help us run our farm. City Farmers will help our Farm Manager coordinate drop in and group volunteers as well as do hands-on farm work. We have had amazing volunteers helping this year and are looking for friendly, outgoing people with interest or experience in sustainable agriculture to join us this fall and help us finish our season. The Fall 2015 session will take place between August 15 and October 31.


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