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Celebrate the holidays and support Common Good City Farm

The holiday season is upon us, which means end of season parties galore! This time of year, we are especially grateful for all of our wonderful partners and the community support that sustains us. We hope you can join us for two upcoming parties that are sure to be a good time and will also raise money for Common Good City Farm!

Green Tomorrows Concludes a Successful Season

To celebrate another successful Green Tomorrows season, Common Good City Farm hosted its first end-of-season potluck with delicious meals prepared by participants and food donations by Oyamel restaurant. We spent an afternoon listening to jazz that was DJ’ed by one participant's husband. We were delighted to listen to Mr. Booker and Mr. Charles, whose families are five-generation Washingtonians. We enjoyed hearing their stories about the progression of events in the LeDroit Park community.

Eat and Drink For a Good Cause

Common Good City Farm is one of the first beneficiaries of Cause, the philanthropub.

Located on 9th and U Street NW, Cause is a novel restaurant where all of the profits are donated to DC charities, after basic costs are paid. Common Good City Farm is fortunate to be one of four charities selected by Cause for its first quarter. We believe Cause is a pioneer in the restaurant business, and we are excited to be involved with such an innovative concept.

Drop Off Your Compost Throughout the Winter

Even though the farm is closed for the winter, we are still accepting your food scraps for compost! We continue to process compost throughout the winter so that we have rich soil to plant our seeds in once the spring comes.

So please, feel free to drop off your compostable food scraps and we will gladly take them. Click HERE for more information on our composting program.

Common Good Creates a Park in the City

By Marianne Ricord

On September 21st, Common Good City Farm participated in Park(ing) Day, an international event that occurs annually to promote green spaces in cities by converting parking spaces into temporary parks. Common Good City Farm, along with other DC organizations, set up a “park” in front of the Wilson Building in downtown Washington, DC.

Cultivating Youth Leaders on the Farm

By Elizabeth Packer

Last Saturday marked the conclusion of Common Good City Farm’s first Fall Internship Program. The inaugural program was a great success. Through the internship, youth participants furthered their knowledge about sustainable food and developed their leadership skills.

Poetry by Endre Osborne, Age 17

Sweat in my glasses
Water in my black bottle
Committed to work

Arriving on time
Serving my community
Feeding my people

Over 5,000
A goal so illustrious
Seedlings of Summer

The kitchen garden
½ acre of veggies
The community garden

Enriching Youth After School

By Priscilla Martinez
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings, youth ages 6 to 16 gather at Common Good City Farm to participate in the LEAF (Learning for Environment, Agriculture and Food) after-school program.

Reflections on Wangari Gardens

Part of this summer's program involves taking the youth to other urban agriculture sites in the area, including Wangari Gardens, a community garden located a few blocks from Common Good City Farm. On their visit to Wangari earlier this week, the crew workers were asked to write about what they found most beautiful about Wangari Gardens. Here are some of their responses:

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