Join Common Good as a Youth Education Volunteer- Apply Now for Spring/Summer 2015!

LEAF Children Enjoying a healthy snack!

Join us this season to share the joy of growing food with local youth. We need volunteers who are able to make a regular commitment to one of our education programs for the 2015 Spring/Summer seasons.

LEAF, our after school youth program, will be taking place on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from 4:30-6:00pm beginning on April 29th. If you like to engage youth with fun garden-themed lessons and crafts and harvest & taste fruits and veggies, be a LEAF volunteer once a week!

Join Common Good as a City Farmer- Apply Now for Spring 2015!

Volunteers on the farm

City Farmers is CGCF's program for volunteers who want to be involved consistently! Commit to one day a week during our open hours and help us run our farm. City Farmers will help our Farm Manager coordinate drop in and group volunteers as well as do hands-on farm work. The Spring 2015 session will take place between April 11th and June 6th. We are looking for friendly, outgoing people with experience in sustainable agriculture or an interest in learning more.

Winter Workshops: Start Your Own Veggie Garden

We are offering two workshops this winter that will help new and existing gardeners get the most out of any space. At our Planning Your Home Garden workshop, participants will learn the foundation for planning and designing a sustainable, organic home garden. At our Managing Your Home Garden, participants will explore how to keep a garden healthy and productive throughout the season. Take one or both! All levels of experience are welcome.

Enrollment in the 2015 Herbal Apprenticeship Program is now open- Update: Program is full!

Create or deepen your relationship with medicinal herbs through a season on the farm tending the herb beds with herbalist Tricia McCauley. Participants meet on 10 Saturdays, 9:30-11:30am, from March through October to grow, harvest, and discuss the farm’s medicinal plants. Visit our Herbal Apprenticeship Program page for more information.

Now Accepting Pre-Applications for our 2015 Summer Youth Program

We are preparing for our 4th Summer Youth Program – a dynamic 6 week paid job program where DC teenagers gain hands-on farming experience and learn about sustainable agriculture, nutrition, public speaking, and community service!

Once again, we are partnering with the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program to put on this program.

A Critterproof composter comes to Common Good City Farm

Rat-proof Compost

Although the colder weather means that Common Good City Farm isn’t growing vegetables, the farm is growing in different and exciting ways. If you’ve walked by LeDroit Park these past few weeks, you may have noticed a new structure on the farm. This past December, we installed new composter bins to help us more effectively create high quality compost from community garden and food waste for growing our crops. The new composter is a raised off the ground to enable efficient drainage and aeration, as well as sided with fencing to prevent rats and other ‘critters’ from accessing food waste.

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We are Hiring!

We are looking for creative, energetic, and dedicated individuals to join our team. Visit our Jobs & Internships page to learn more about the Development & Communications Assistant and LEAF After-school Program Coordinator positions.

Give to Common Good on #GivingTuesday!

Tuesday, December 2nd, Common Good City Farm is teaming up with the Catalogue for Philanthropy to “Give Like a Local on #GivingTuesday.” On #GivingTuesday millions come together for the common purpose of celebrating generosity on this global day dedicated to giving back. We hope your spirit of generosity will inspire you to support us through our #GivingTuesday campaign.

Common Good Launches Pilot Intergenerational Gardening Program with the District Office on Aging

Common Good City Farm has always been a space where people of all ages can gather to talk, eat, and grow food. We are now honored to be expanding this model to area senior wellness centers through an exciting new pilot Intergenerational Gardening Program in partnership with the District Office on Aging. Through this pilot program, Common Good City Farm has built handicapped accessible raised garden beds at two senior wellness centers, one in Ward 5 and one in Ward 7.

DC Urban Resiliency Weekend Activities Hosted at the Farm

In partnership with the Pushing Through the Pavement – Permaculture Action Tour, the DC Resiliency Coalition is hosting a three-day celebration of urban gardening, permaculture, community, resiliency, and fun! Common Good City Farm is joining in by hosting two days of workshops and hands-on learning Saturday, November 8th & Sunday, November 9th. Click HERE for more information about the weekend's activities and see below for the schedule of events at the farm.

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