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! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Help Ellie grow food in her community

Hi. My name is Eliamani Ismail, but my friends call me Ellie. I'm a teenage farmer in Washington DC.

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.

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