Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Madison!

Madison and some huge Collards!

Meet Madison!
Madison hasn’t been at Common Good City Farm for long, but has already made lots of friends with our volunteers and neighbors! Madison, an 18 year old senior from a boarding school in Virginia, is spending the month of May as an intern for CGCF. Seniors at her high school are required spend their last month of school working at nearby organizations in order to graduate. Madison chose to do her “Washington Project” at Common Good City Farm after visiting the farm last year as part of a science trip.

Stop by our first Farm Stand of the season!

Farm Kitty at a Farm Stand last year

Today is a great day, the first day this year we will be setting up our Farm Stand! Come stop by the farm between 3-6pm and check out the seasonal veggies we will have for sale. Spring means lots of greens, and today we will have huge collard greens, beautiful speckled heirloom lettuce, colorful swiss chard, arugula, and a bounty of herbs.

The stand will accept cash, credit, and SNAP today.

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Adam!

Adam near his flower garden

Meet Adam!
Have you noticed a recent burst of color from newly planted flowers at Common Good City Farm? Likely, those flowers were planted by our volunteer Adam. Adam, who moved from Michigan to DC ten months ago, is affectionately known as our “flower guy” and has taken it as his personal mission to plant and grow flowers all around the farm.

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Isaac!

Meet Isaac!
As many people may know, Common Good City Farm offers drop-in volunteer opportunities for all during our open hours. If you stop by during our Saturday hours, chances are you'll meet one of our most consistent drop-in volunteers -- Isaac!

Join Common Good as a City Farmer this Summer!

City Farmers is CGCF's program for volunteers who want to be involved consistently and learn more about urban farming! Commit to one day a week during our open hours and help us run our farm. City Farmers will help our Farm Manager coordinate drop in and group volunteers as well as do hands-on farm work. We have an amazing group of volunteers helping this spring and are looking for friendly, outgoing people with interest or experience in sustainable agriculture to join us this summer. The Summer 2015 session will take place between June 6 and August 21.

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Charlie!

Meet Charlie!
If you visit Common Good City Farm, you may find Charlie working and getting his hands dirty! Charlie has been a member of our CSA program for 2 years, but also enjoys offering a helping hand whenever he can. Something about Common Good City Farm really stands out to Charlie, who moved to DC in 2008, and has also volunteered at DC Central Kitchen and the Food Recovery Network.

Learn How to Manage an Urban Beehive with our 3-Part Beekeeping Workshop Series

One of the most popular features on the farm are our beehives. With our 3-Part Beekeeping Workshop Series, you can learn more about how we manage our hives throughout the season, from building the hive to production to harvest. Sign-up for all 3 parts or take each workshop individually. Visit our Seed to Table Workshops page for more information.

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Melissa!

Melissa and a head of lettuce

One of the most compelling elements of Common Good is the sense of community that is being fostered on the farm. At any given time one can see faces, young and old, from different backgrounds, gathered on the farm to lend a hand, attend a workshop, and engage in a lively conversation. We want to share some of these faces with you. Each week we will take a moment to learn a little bit more about our community members. We hope you will visit us and become one of our Faces of the Farm. Every Friday we will feature a new "face of the farm."

Meet Melissa!

Come 'Dig LeDroit' at our Season Opener

1397407927997We are holding our annual Season Opener event Sunday, April 26th 11:30am-3pm. We will be kicking off the 2015 growing season with a seedling sale, Spring herb walk, farm tours, cooking demos, kids' activities, and plenty of information about how to get involved with Common Good City Farm throughout the season.

No Compost Donations This Week

Unfortunately we have reached capacity for our compost bins and we need to take a short break to allow everyone's food scraps to process. Please do not drop off any food scraps or other compost items this week. We will post when we are accepting again!

We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to be up and running again very soon!


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