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:

We're Hiring a Web Master/IT Technician

What We Seek:
The Webmaster/IT Technician will join a diverse team of highly committed and talented staff and volunteers. This position is for someone with a background in web and graphic design who will be able to update the website, create promotional materials maintain database and computers and provide technical support to office staff as needed. Personal and professional maturity, creativity, and commitment to the vision and mission of Common Good City Farm will be required.

Sweet Potato Soup with Apple and Ginger

Every week we will post a recipe featuring fresh ingredients that can be harvested right from Common Good City Farm. By Elizabeth Packer and adapted from allrecipes.com

We recently harvested the last of our sweet potatoes here on the farm, and now that the weather’s getting colder, it’s the perfect time to turn sweet potatoes into soup! This soup comes together quickly and it’s rich in vitamins and minerals and high in fiber. Serve with a green salad for a comforting dinner on a cool night.

Farm Is CLOSING for the Winter on November 2nd!

Common Good City Farm's LAST day for open hours this fall will be November 2nd. After this date, the farm will be CLOSED and we will not be open for visitors until spring of 2013. Thank you as always for your support and all you do to make CGCF a success!

Stay tuned to the website, Facebook and Twitter for updates on the farm over the winter and to find out when we will open again in the spring.

Celebrating Five Years of Growing Food and Cultivating Community

By Abby Massey

Five years ago, Common Good City Farm (CGCF), then 7th St. Garden, took root and later broke ground on an unused baseball field in LeDroit Park, becoming the pioneers in urban farming in Washington DC. On Thursday, October 11th, we proudly celebrated our fifth year anniversary with the Taste of Common Good.

Farm CLOSED Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Due to anticipated hurricane in Washington DC, Common Good City Farm will be closed on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. Stay safe! Thank you as always for your support and all you do to make CGCF a success.

Meet Kale, the Superfood!

Every week we will post a recipe featuring fresh ingredients that can be harvested right from Common Good City Farm. By Elizabeth Packer

Did you know?

  • Kale has a lot of beta-carotene, which is also in carrots! Like carrots, kale improves vision.
  • Kale is good for your stomach, liver, and immune system.
  • Kale is related to cabbage, and there are several varieties, including curly kale, dinosaur kale and Russian Red kale.

LeDroit Park Octoberfest on October 21st

Sunday, October 21st , LeDroit's annual Octoberfest celebration will take place from 11am to 5pm at the Park. There will be live music by Bad Mooka, Traitors and Theives & In Your Memory in addition to food and fun for the entire family.

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