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.

City Grown, 2.4.16 - "Imaginary Friends"

This week has been a big imagination week on the farm. This imagining is fun, yes, but it also has consequences, and needs to be done well. We’ve got to start spending money, we’ve got to start putting in time, and those are limited resources! I’ve got to be smart.

Learn how to Cook Healthy using Local & Seasonal Produce

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
Tuesday, February 16
Thursday, February 18
Tuesday, February 23
Thursday, February 25
Tuesday, March 1

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

Learn how to make Herb-Infused Oils & Salves!

Suffering from dry skin & chapped lips from the winter?
Want to learn how to use herbs medicinally?

Sign up for our Herbal-Infused Oils & Salves workshop!
Wednesday, March 2, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
St. George's Church, 160 U St NW

Learn which herbs can be used for topical application
Infuse & take home an oil for medicinal or massage purposes
Create & take home a salve or lip balm from your infused oil

Sign up here: http://bit.ly/1lbAcz7

City Grown, 1.27.16 - "New Light, New Season"

In retrospect, my farmer-destiny should have been clear to me as a kid when I realized just how much I loved the Winter Solstice. Maybe it’s that I’m an introvert, but while everyone else bemoaned the lack of light, I found it calming. The deep darkness of December and January gave me the chance to draw inward, to rest and refill reservoirs, to indulge fanciful dreams and ambitions, to make ever-more-audacious plans for the coming year. At the same time, the prospect of returning light focused my mind, knowing that the busy and chaotic days of spring and summer were on their way.

Thank You for an Amazing 2015!

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2015~How We've Grown
2015 was an exciting year for Common Good City Farm full of enhancements to our urban farm site, programmatic development, and organizational capacity building. As we continue to evolve as an organization, our ability to thoughtfully meet the needs of our community and fulfill our mission becomes even greater.

In 2015, we proudly:

  • Engaged over 800 young people in sustainable agriculture, nutrition, workplace readiness, and food access education through our Youth Employment Program, LEAF After-School, and Farm Field Trips
  • Sign up for the 2016 Herbal Apprenticeship Program

    Herbal Apprenticeship Program 2016 flyer

    Enhance your herbal knowledge and experience with herbalist Tricia McCauley at Common Good City Farm. Through a series of ten workshops over seven months, apprentices will gain hands-on experience while working with approximately fifty different herbs in the farm’s medicinal herb bed. Participants will follow the herbs as the change through the season learning how to plant, transplant, maintain, and harvest.

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