Spring 2014 City Farmers Session Full

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. We are looking for friendly, outgoing people with experience in sustainable agriculture or an interest in learning more. You can get more information here.

Apply now for CGCF's 2014 Summer Youth Program!

We are preparing for our 3rd Summer Youth Program – a dynamic 6 week paid job program where youth age 14-17 gain hands-on farming experience and learn about sustainable agriculture, nutrition, public speaking, and community service!

This year, Common Good City Farm is proud to partner with the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program to put on this program. All youth interested in participating this summer, must enroll through the District Department of Employment Services.

Rooting DC 2014

We are excited to announce our participation in the 7th annual Rooting DC conference, a free, all-day gardening forum that provides education about urban food production and consumption to cultivate health and preserve the environment.
Joining Common Good City Farm will be a host of other panelists who are deeply invested in food and agriculture within the district.

Announcing Our 2014 Herbal Apprenticeship Program!

We are happy to announce the first year of our Herbal Apprenticeship Program . Enhance your herbal knowledge and experience with herbalist Tricia McCauley at Common Good City Farm. Apprentices will gain hands-on experience while working with approximately fifty different herbs in the farm’s medicinal herb bed and kitchen herb garden. Participants will follow the herbs as the change through the season learning how to plant, transplant, maintain, and harvest. Click HERE for more information.

Thank you for an Incredible 2013!

2013 was an incredible year for Common Good City Farm. Throughout the year, we
harvested and distributed over 5,000 pounds - more than 18,000 servings of fresh, healthy produce; engaged over 80 low-income community members through our Green Tomorrows program; taught over 700 youth through our Youth Education program, which includes field trips, LEAF after-school program, and Youth Employment Program; hosted 20 Growing Gardens Workshops; and worked with over 600 volunteers. These achievements are in no small part a product of our diverse, generous, and enthusiastic community of supporters. THANK YOU to the following foundations, agencies, businesses, schools, and individuals for partnering with Common Good City Farm in 2013.

We are Hiring!

Common Good City Farm is currently accepting applications for a full-time Farm Manager and Youth Education Interns to join our dedicated team. Visit our Jobs & Internships page for full position description.

Registrations Now Open for Spring Field Trips

Field trips to Common Good will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting in April. If you're interested in bringing your class for a farm visit, you can read more about our trips and reserve a spot by visiting our Field Trips Page. We cover material that meets DCPS standards, and we recently received a DC Farm to School stamp of approval from our friends at DC Greens.

Common Good City Farm Composts All Year Long!

While the farm is closed for the season, we are still busy throughout the winter! One component of the farm that we run year-round is our composting operation. We collect food scraps from the community and turn them into nutrient-rich compost to enhance our soil. You can contribute your own kitchen scraps to our composting program!

CGCF Youth Intern Interviewed on WUSA 9

img 134Common Good City Farm Youth Intern Gessika Bridgeforth was recently featured on WUSA 9's high school sports segment! Gessika talks about how she discovered the farm and the things she learned as a youth intern. Gessika was a part of our Summer Youth Progrm and our Fall Youth Internship Progrm. Watch the video here:

Common Good City Farm Visits DC Elementary Schools

This November, CGCF Youth Coordinator Elizabeth visited 6 area elementary schools to engage students in an interactive lesson about the parts of a plant. Students learned that there are 6 parts of a plant, and we can eat them all!


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