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.

    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.

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