Join Us at Rooting DC on Sat, Feb 27

Hi Everyone!

Join us at Rooting DC, the 9th annual forum on urban agriculture in DC!
Register today!

Rooting DC
Saturday, February 27
9 am - 4 pm
Wilson High School
3950 Chesapeake St NW,
Washington DC 20016

Stop by our table in our Information Fair!

And check out our Farm Manager Brian's workshop on
Tools and Machinery for Urban Farms, Gardens, & Homesteads
Session D ( 3 - 4 pm)
Rm 304

Welcome to our new Farm Manager! Meet Brian...

Brian Massey is a farmer, writer, and educator. He was a classroom teacher and school garden educator for many years in Washington, DC, before leaving to spend a year working and learning at The Farm School in Orange, MA. At The Farm School, Brian helped grow vegetables on 11 acres for a 200-member CSA, while also building barns and caring for many different species of livestock. Brian and his partner, Ellie, recently welcomed their first child into the world, and they’ve rapidly created an urban homestead in Mount Rainier, MD.

Compost System Undergoing Changes!

Hi All! We are in the process of modifying and improving our compost system at the farm. Our goals are still to provide a manageable and sanitary way for community members to turn their food waste into high-quality compost. To that end, with the help of DC's Department of Parks and Recreation, we have built a new set of compost bins and will soon be starting a compost cooperative.

Check out our high tunnel build (time-lapse video)!

Even though farm programs are closed for the winter, we are still busy here at Common Good. We've been using the surprisingly warm weather to our advantage as we clean and close up the farm. As we prepare for winter, we are reminded of how happy we are to have our new high tunnel and the ability to keep growing even when the cold temperatures really arrive.

4 Seasons of Growing at Common Good City Farm!

High Tunnel!

Although our farm programs have wrapped up for 2015, our growing has not! We have just added a high tunnel to the farm and are very excited about the possibilities it brings to Common Good. High tunnels are unheated greenhouse-like structures that extend the traditional growing season. With this addition, Common Good City Farm will be growing nutritious produce all year long for our community. The 2015/2016 winter will be our pilot winter growing season and we look forward to sharing our progress (and produce!)

Season Closing Party Saturday, October 31st!

This Saturday, October 31st, from 11am-1pm we will be celebrating a fantastic 2015 growing season with a party. Join us for children's activities such as face painting, pumpkin decorating, & a harvest-themed farm scavenger hunt. For the adults, we have a dance class, cider press demonstration, and farm tours. Light refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!

What A Night on the Farm!

Every year our neighbors and friends come together on the farm with a common goal: to support Common Good City Farm while mingling over DC’s finest local food and drinks. This magical night is our annual fundraiser -
A Night on the Farm - and this year was yet another fabulous evening.

Open Hours Closed Thursday and Friday

Due to our fundraising event this week, the farm will not be open for regular hours on Thursday 10/8 or Friday 10/9.

Our schedule of open hours this week will be:
Wednesday 10/7 from 3-7
Saturday 10/10 from 9:30-12:30
Sunday 10/11 from 3-6

Tickets for Thursday's A Night on the Farm are still available- we'd love to see you there!
Click here for registration information.

Face of the Farm: Meet Andrew!

Andrew Chiou is the Sous Chef at Table, a restaurant in the historic Shaw neighborhood that focuses on seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. He has been a strong supporter of Common Good through purchasing our produce including our okra, Swiss chard, patty pan squash, and lemon cucumbers. Andrew will also be highlighting some of our produce at our upcoming Night on the Farm event on Thursday, October 8th!

Deconstructing Bitters: Medicine and Mixology

Join us on a Fall Saturday afternoon as we learn from Tricia McCauley, Common Good Resident Herbalist and Mick Perrigo, Mixologist at El Camino and Left Door, about how to use bitters in both medicine and mixology. We will spend the first hour at Common Good City Farm learning from Tricia McCauley about how to make and use bitters medicinally. Then, we will walk over to El Camino and learn from Mick Perrigo about how to use bitters in cocktails and sample a few bitters-based cocktails.


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