Happy Hour Fundraiser at Boundary Stone

Your neighborhood pub is hosting a happy hour fundraiser for your neighborhood farm - it can't get any better than that! Tuesday, April 5th 4pm-7pm the Boundary Stone will be donating 25% of happy hour sales to Common Good City Farm. Grab your friends, grab some drinks and you'll be supporting a fantastic local establishment and an awesome non-profit organization (if we do say so ourselves).

See you there!

LEAF Coordinator Position Open

We are looking for creative and energetic individual to coordinate our LEAF after-school program. The LEAF After-School Program Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing and managing all the activities of the LEAF (Learning for Environment Agriculture and Food) after-school program including program development and tracking, facilitating lessons, and managing volunteers. For more information, please click here

City Farmer Program Full! Updated 3/17

Thank you for all the interest. If you didn't get signed up for City Farmers this year, we still welcome you to volunteer when the season begins in mid April. Open volunteer days will be during our Saturday and Sunday hours.

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.


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