City Grown, 3.2.16, "Resilient Community"

Winter is the only time of year that farmers get to read, to dive into flights of fancy or to chew on technical dissertations. In case you haven’t noticed, winter is almost over, and my reading list is still pretty long.

Summer Youth Employment Program Enrollement Now Open!

To participate in Common Good City Farm's Summer Youth Program, we ask that youth enroll in the District Department of Employment Services (DOES) Summer Youth Employment Program and select Common Good City Farm as their placement. DOES enrollment is open NOW through March 9th (only 3 weeks!). All interested youth are strongly encouraged to enroll as soon as possible. AND for the first time, former Common Good Summer Youth Program participants have the opportunity to return to SYP as an Assistant Team Leader!

City Grown, 2.24.16, "Principles & Pragmatism"

There are about as many different kinds of farms and farmers in the world as there are organisms in the soil. Sometimes the job title of “farmer” doesn’t feel as if it has any internal coherence, that it can encompass so many meanings as to be meaningless. But I guess we’re united by the fact that we’re growing food for someone, and we get to decide how exactly to do that.

It’s that second part where the divergence comes.

Join the Common Good CSA!

Applications are now open for the 2016 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) season and will be accepted through March 11th.
Spring will be here soon and we are starting seeds and making plans to grow lots of delicious produce. You can’t get more fresh and local than the Common Good City Farm CSA!

City Grown, 2.17.16, "Long-Term Planning"

Solitary farm work is, it turns out, a fabulous time to listen to podcasts. (I know, I know – bear with me here.) Your body is fully engaged, but your mind only partially so, allowing space for wide-ranging conversations and wild stories to filter in.

1st Healthy Cooking Workshop Postponed due to Snow, come to our 1st workshop on Thursday, Feb 18

Sign up for our Healthy Cooking workshop series and learn how to use local & seasonal produce!

This FREE program is being offered in partnership with UDC Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.

5 Sessions from 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Thursday, February 18
Tuesday, February 23
Thursday, February 25
Tuesday, March 1
Thursday, March 3

Income-qualifying attendees will be eligible for a low-cost weekly vegetable bag from Common Good City Farm!

Sign up here: http://bit.ly/20tyXyN

City Grown, 2.10.16, "Microclimates"

It’s cold outside. BREAKING NEWS, I know. And I get that DC ain’t Massachusetts, nor Michigan, nor Manitoba. But the February temperatures here are, during many days and most nights, quite inhospitable to life. As in, my life! I’ve learned that lesson a lot recently, as I’ve worked on our new high tunnel, as I’ve managed our compost system, as I’ve jerry-rigged a winter watering setup. No matter how many layers I put on, the cold eventually seeps in, and the resulting shiver is deeper than you thought possible. My fingers are often blue and chapped. My sinuses are perma-congested.

City Grown, 2.4.16 - "Imaginary Friends"

This week has been a big imagination week on the farm. This imagining is fun, yes, but it also has consequences, and needs to be done well. We’ve got to start spending money, we’ve got to start putting in time, and those are limited resources! I’ve got to be smart.

Learn how to Cook Healthy using Local & Seasonal Produce

Sign up for our Healthy Cooking workshop series and learn how to use local & seasonal produce!

This FREE program is being offered in partnership with UDC Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.

5 Sessions from 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Tuesday, February 16
Thursday, February 18
Tuesday, February 23
Thursday, February 25
Tuesday, March 1

Income-qualifying attendees will be eligible for a low-cost weekly vegetable bag from Common Good City Farm!

Sign up here: http://bit.ly/20tyXyN

Learn how to make Herb-Infused Oils & Salves!

Suffering from dry skin & chapped lips from the winter?
Want to learn how to use herbs medicinally?

Sign up for our Herbal-Infused Oils & Salves workshop!
Wednesday, March 2, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
St. George's Church, 160 U St NW

Learn which herbs can be used for topical application
Infuse & take home an oil for medicinal or massage purposes
Create & take home a salve or lip balm from your infused oil

Sign up here: http://bit.ly/1lbAcz7

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