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.

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Do you shop on Amazon? Did you know that when you shop
AmazonSmile, Amazon automatically donates a portion of the product price to Common Good City Farm. There are tens of millions of items that are eligible for donation, so you can support us every time you shop! All you have to do is log into your Amazon account via AmazonSmile and shop away.

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.

Now Accepting Applications for 2014 Summer City Farmers!

City Farmers is CGCF’s new volunteer program! Commit to one day a week during our open hours and help us run our farm. City Farmers will help our Farm Manager coordinate volunteer groups and drop-in volunteers as well as do hands-on farm work. The summer session will take place between June 15th and August 30th. We are looking for friendly, outgoing people with experience in sustainable agriculture or an interest in learning more. You can get more information here.

Common Good City Farm has been chosen by the Catalogue for Philanthropy as part of the class of 2014-2015!

We are proud to announce that we have been selected to be featured in the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington 2014-15 Catalogue. Common Good City Farm was selected from a field of over 200 applicants as "one of the best small charities in the Washington DC Region". Now in its twelfth year, the Catalogue’s mission is to connect caring citizens and funders with worthy community causes. We are honored to receive this stamp of approval that tells donors they can invest with confidence.

Common Good City Farm's Little Free Library!

We are excited to announce the installation of our very own Little Free Library at the farm!
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What is a Little Free Library?
A little free library is a library right in your neighborhood! The library is full of books that you can borrow--for free! Our Little Free Library is a special addition to the neighborhood where people can read, share, and borrow their favorite books.

Spring Interns Redesign Our Youth Garden

Our Spring Interns are currently redesigning the farm's Youth Garden. This process is putting their farming knowledge and teamwork skills to the test, with great results. Learn about the design and follow their progress here!

The Farm is Open for the Season!

We have officially opened the farm for the 2014 season. Join us during our Open Hours, Wednesday through Sunday, to see the farm in action, volunteer, or learn more about our programs. Youth ages 6-12 years old can participate in the LEAF After-school Program every Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 4:30-6pm.

CGCF Host Site for Good Deeds Day

Sunday, April 6 was the 3rd annual Good Deeds Day, an event celebrating community involvement that was started in Israel three years ago. Over 6500 people participated in this event in the DC area, and Common Good City Farm was a host site to 60 of these volunteers. The volunteers helped us with our spring planting and bed preparation. Read the whole Washington Post article about this event here!

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