Support Common Good Today!

Today is the day that Common Good joins hundreds of local nonprofits to participate in the United Way NCA's DoMore24 Campaign, a 24 hour online giving campaign. We hope that you support this exciting initiative by donating to Common Good City Farm TODAY. Don't forget to tell your friends!

Apply Now For Summer Youth Program

We're accepting applications for our paid summer youth program until May 15th. Apply now by visiting our SYP page. E-mail our youth coordinator Elizabeth at elizabeth@commongoodcityfarm.org with any questions.

Common Good Receives the Neighborhood Social Justice Award

This Sunday, April 21, 2013, Common Good City Farm was honored to receive the Neighborhood Social Justice Award given by All Souls Unitarian Church. We are so grateful for this recognition of our work.

Farm is Open for the Season!

After a great spring kick-off, the farm is now open for the season. Volunteers are welcome during open hours, so please come by.

Join us for our Spring Kick-Off!

Please come by the farm on Saturday, April 13th and join us as we welcome spring and gear up for a great season.

Looking for Farm Field Trip Volunteers

We're currently looking for volunteers to assist with field trips on the farm. If you like working with children and being outside, this is a great opportunity! Volunteers will work with staff to run activities for students, covering topics like composting, pollination and farm work. Field trips are Wednesday and Friday mornings, from 9:30 to 11:30 am, from mid-April through June.

Eat Local: Six Course Dining Experience for Common Good City Farm

Our friends at Cause, DC's philanthropub, are hosting a dinner to benefit the farm. The six course meal will highlight our produce, and 100% of the ticket price will be donated to the farm! Please join us on Tuesday, March 26th, at 7 pm for this exciting dinner.

We're featured in an episode of "Bizarre Foods", come watch!

Next week's episode of the popular Travel Channel show "Bizarre Foods" features a visit to Common Good City Farm. Please join us on Monday, February 11th at 8:00 pm for a viewing party at Cause, our favorite Philanthropub. You can read about the show here, and you can check out Cause's website here. See you there!

Buy Seeds and Help Common Good Grow

Planning your garden for this year? Buy your garden seeds from Renee’s Garden Seeds and 25% of the order value will be donated to Common Good City Farm!

At check out, just enter the code FR727B in the coupon code box on the checkout page, and that’s it! Renee’s Garden will send a year-end check to Common Good City Farm for 25% of all orders using this fundraising code. Code expires December 31, 2013, when we'll get a new one.

Planting the seeds for a successful 2013

Dear friends and supporters,

As 2012 draws to a close, we'd like to share with you a few of this year's highlights, and we hope you'll consider making a final, end of the year donation. We're starting to order seeds for spring planting, and we're excited to get growing in 2013, but we need your help to continue expanding our reach in the DC community.

 — Common Good City Farm Staff

P.S. If you've already made a gift, please accept our thanks! Your additional gift provides continued support for our farm and programs. Please consider sharing this message with your friends.

 

 





A taste of this year's successes:

-We launched our first summer youth program, allowing us to employ 16 area teens, who learned the challenges and joys of urban farming, and who pushed themselves to grow through the many workshops in which they participated. We're hoping summer 2013 will be as great a success, though we wouldn't mind if it was a bit cooler!

-We grew over 6,300 pounds of food! And the majority of these farm-fresh fruit and veggies were invested right back into the community: to low-income DC residents enrolled in our Green Tomorrows program, to the many youth in our afterschool program, and to food pantries like Martha's Table and DC Central Kitchen.

-We provided valuable training and job skills to the 45 active participants in Green Tomorrows, and we look forward to supporting even more community members next spring. 

-We celebrated our fifth-anniversary in grand style with our inaugural Taste of Common Goodwelcoming program participants, volunteers and supporters onto the farm. We hope you'll join us for next year's event! 


Thanks again for your support! 

Your donation means a lot to us. It allows us to grow our produce and our programs, and to continue building our community. Please stay tuned for further updates and news, and come visit the farm this spring! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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