Wrapping up with SYEP

by Brieanna Womack

SYEP stands for Summer Youth Employment Program, which helps young adults get a job for the summer and earn some extra cash. SYEP is funded by the Department of Employment Services. I chose Common Good because I believed it would be beneficial for me to be outside and working on something than staying inside all the time like I have done in previous summers. I didn’t want to continue with the same routine of staying inside summer after summer. I wanted to get outside and have fun, and I thought that working outside would help me accomplish this goal.

Join us for Chocolate Making: From Bean to Bar with Herbal Infusion on Tues, July 17

Join Christina Kim, founder of Secret Cacao Garden, and learn how to make pure healing chocolates made from direct trade cacao beans, local honey, and freshly harvested healing herbs from the medicinal herb garden at Common Good City Farm.

Register: https://chocolatemakingwithherbalinfusion.eventbrite.com

Chocolate Making: From Bean to Bar with Herbal Infusion
Tuesday, July 17, 6 - 8 pm

Join us to make Ginger Beer on Thurs, July 12

Join us to make Ginger Beer on Thurs, July 12!

RSVP: https://cgcffoodpreservation.eventbrite.com

LEAF and Little Farmers Take Off!

Toddlers and their guardians water the youth garden.

The opening of the season in April also means that our youth programs started as well! This year LEAF and Little Farmers are starting the season looking for signs of spring all over the farm. Little Farmers focused on seeds, talking about how plants start from a seed and then end up producing their own seeds. They also explored how different plants produce different looking seeds. Participants made seed balls and planted flowers in pots to grow at home.

Chocolate Making: From Bean to Bar

Learn how to make chocolates from single origin direct trade cocoa beans!

Tuesday, June 5, 6 - 8 pm
Chocolate Making: Ecuador Bean to Bar
Register: https://chocolatemakingbeantobar.eventbrite.com

Make Krauts, Ginger Beer, and Pickles in our upcoming series!

Join us at the Farm this season to learn how to preserve food! Sign up for the entire series or just one or two.
Register today: https://bit.ly/2L828Cs

Sign up to distribute Produce Plus at our Wednesday Farm Market!

We are looking for volunteers to distribute Produce Plus at our Wednesday Farm Market from June to September on Wednesdays from 3 - 7 pm.

If you are interested, a training is required and we will be hosting the following training:

Produce Plus Distribution Training
Wednesday, May 30
4 - 6 pm
St. George's Church, 160 U St NW
Basement Conference Room

You do not have to be available every Wednesday, but you do need to attend a training first to be eligible to distribute Produce Plus.

Join us for our Farm Stand Preview Party on Wed, May 9!

Join us for our

Farm Stand Preview Party
Wed, May 9
3 - 6 pm
3rd and Elm St NW
next to the Park at LeDroit

We will be previewing another Farm Stand season with
Free Snacks
Kids Activities
Produce Plus Pre-registration

The first Farm Stand will be the following Wednesday, May 16 from 3 - 7 pm.

Pre-register for Produce Plus
If you are interested in pre-registering for Produce Plus DC this Wed, May 9 from 3 -6 pm, please bring

- a DC photo ID

Join us for our 10th Season Kick-off on Saturday, April 28!

Join us for our 10th Season Kick-off on Saturday, April 28!

10 am - 1 pm: Free Food, Farm Tours, Seedling Sale, Kids Activities
at Common Good City Farm & the Park at LeDroit

3 - 5 pm: Happy Hour Fundraiser
at ANXO Cidery, 300 Florida Ave NW

Donate to Common Good City Farm and earn discounts at the bar & ANXO will donate a portion of the proceeds to Common Good City Farm

RSVP: https://bit.ly/2qumdJI

Learn about Beekeeping!

Join us at Common Good City Farm to learn about our bees! These workshops can be attended together or separately.

Beekeeping I: Building up the Hive

Saturday, May 5, 9 - 11 am

- Take a look into the hive as bees prepare for honey production

- Learn about basic colony dynamics

Beekeeping II: Production Mode

Saturday, August 25, 9 - 11 am

- Experience the bee colony in full swing

- Learn about the honeybee life cycle

- Sample some honey

Register here: https://bit.ly/2H3tc4r


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