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!

Join Common Good as a Youth Education Volunteer- Apply Now for Spring/Summer 2015!

LEAF Children Enjoying a healthy snack!

Join us this season to share the joy of growing food with local youth. We need volunteers who are able to make a regular commitment to one of our education programs for the 2015 Spring/Summer seasons.

LEAF, our after school youth program, will be taking place on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from 4:30-6:00pm beginning on April 29th. If you like to engage youth with fun garden-themed lessons and crafts and harvest & taste fruits and veggies, be a LEAF volunteer once a week!

Join Common Good as a City Farmer- Apply Now for Spring 2015!

Volunteers on the farm

City Farmers is CGCF's program for volunteers who want to be involved consistently! 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. The Spring 2015 session will take place between April 11th and June 6th. We are looking for friendly, outgoing people with experience in sustainable agriculture or an interest in learning more.

Winter Workshops: Start Your Own Veggie Garden

We are offering two workshops this winter that will help new and existing gardeners get the most out of any space. At our Planning Your Home Garden workshop, participants will learn the foundation for planning and designing a sustainable, organic home garden. At our Managing Your Home Garden, participants will explore how to keep a garden healthy and productive throughout the season. Take one or both! All levels of experience are welcome.

Enrollment in the 2015 Herbal Apprenticeship Program is now open- Update: Program is full!

Create or deepen your relationship with medicinal herbs through a season on the farm tending the herb beds with herbalist Tricia McCauley. Participants meet on 10 Saturdays, 9:30-11:30am, from March through October to grow, harvest, and discuss the farm’s medicinal plants. Visit our Herbal Apprenticeship Program page for more information.

Now Accepting Pre-Applications for our 2015 Summer Youth Program

We are preparing for our 4th Summer Youth Program – a dynamic 6 week paid job program where DC teenagers gain hands-on farming experience and learn about sustainable agriculture, nutrition, public speaking, and community service!

Once again, we are partnering with the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program to put on this program.

A Critterproof composter comes to Common Good City Farm

Rat-proof Compost

Although the colder weather means that Common Good City Farm isn’t growing vegetables, the farm is growing in different and exciting ways. If you’ve walked by LeDroit Park these past few weeks, you may have noticed a new structure on the farm. This past December, we installed new composter bins to help us more effectively create high quality compost from community garden and food waste for growing our crops. The new composter is a raised off the ground to enable efficient drainage and aeration, as well as sided with fencing to prevent rats and other ‘critters’ from accessing food waste.

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