Seed to Table Workshops


2016 Workshops

Throughout the year, we offer Seed to Table Workshops about various aspects of gardening, nutrition, and cooking. Most workshops are held on the farm and are open to the public.

Beekeeping I: Building up the Hive

Saturday, May 14, 10 am - 12 pm
Matthew Traucht
Register: http://bit.ly/245IA8O
Register for both workshops: http://bit.ly/1WUxSfV

Spring into Healthy Cooking Pt. 1

Wednesday, June 8, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Josephine Chu
Register: http://bit.ly/1QCVtdg
Register for the 3- Part Healthy Cooking Workshop Series: http://bit.ly/1N3avhX

Illuminating Herbs in Watercolors

Wednesday, June 22, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Marcella Kriebel & Tricia McCauley
Register: http://bit.ly/1qGtggD

Tools & Techniques for Weeding & Harvesting without Breaking your Back

Wednesday, June 29, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Brian Massey
Register: http://bit.ly/1QCSCRz

Deconstructing Bitters: Medicine & Mixology

Wednesday, July 20, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Tricia McCauley & JB Knapp
Register: http://bit.ly/214pryJ

Beekeeping II: Production Mode

Saturday, August 13, 10 am to 12 pm
Matthew Traucht
Register: http://bit.ly/1XX0e7m
Register for both workshops: http://bit.ly/1WUxSfV

Surviving the Winter with Fire Cider

Wednesday, September 14, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Tricia McCauley
Register: http://bit.ly/1SB41Jj

Fall Forward Cooking Pt. 3

Wednesday, September 28, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Josephine Chu
Register: http://bit.ly/21hnCyq
Register for the 3- Part Healthy Cooking Workshop Series: http://bit.ly/1N3avhX

Cover Cropping: The Why, Where, When, & How

Wednesday, October 12, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Brian Massey
Register: http://bit.ly/1WUEHxZ

Spring into Healthy Cooking Pt. 1

Are you part of a CSA and unsure how to use certain vegetables? Or are you looking for new & creative ways to use that kale? Or are you simply looking for quick and affordable ways to prepare healthy meals for the week?

Join us as we prepare a meal together using produce harvested straight from Common Good City Farm and explore different ways to use the produce in season such as bunching onions, chard, collards, cucumbers, kale, and leeks.

This is the 1st in a 3-Part Healthy Cooking workshop series. Each workshop can be attended on its own or part of the series.

Illuminating Herbs in Watercolors with Marcella Kriebel & Tricia McCauley

Join cookbook author & illustrator Marcella Kriebel and Common Good City Farm resident herbalist Tricia McCauley for an evening of exploring herbs through art and medicine.

In the setting of our urban farm, participants will learn watercolor technique, paint their own herb-inspired print, learn the healing properties of 3 featured herbs, all while enjoying herbal teas.

Each participant will be supplied with brushes, paint, and watercolor paper to paint the herbs. Marcella will demonstrate various watercolor techniques and how to paint the different herbs. Each participant will be able to take home his or her own watercolor painting.

Tools & Techniques for Weeding & Harvesting without Breaking your Back

Farm Manager Brian Massey will demonstrate what tools & techniques you can use in your garden to reduce the strain on your back, with the added benefits of more relaxing AND productive gardening sessions!

Deconstructing Bitters: Medicine & Mixology

Join us as we learn from Tricia McCauley, Common Good City Farm Resident Herbalist and JB Knapp, Mixolgoist at El Camino, about how to use bitters in both medicine and mixology. We will spend the first hour at Common Good City Farm learning from Tricia McCauley about how to use bitters medicinally and participants will make their own bitters tincture. Then, we will walk over to El Camino and learn from JB Knapp about how to use bitters in cocktails and sample a 3 bitters-based cocktails.

Summer: Cooking Produce at its Peak Pt. 2

Summer is an exciting time as we reach the peak production of many people's fruits and vegetables: cucumbers, eggplants, okra, summer squash, and tomatoes!

Join us as we prepare a meal together using produce harvested straight from Common Good City Farm and explore different ways to use some of the summer's bounty such as basil, beans, carrots, chard, collards, cucumbers, eggplant, okra, peppers, potatoes, summer squash, and tomatoes.

This is the 2nd in a 3-Part Healthy Cooking workshop series. This workshop can be attended as a stand-alone or as part of the series.

Beekeeping II: Production Mode

Join Common Good City Farm in taking a first-hand look inside our beehives!
After the peak flow, workers are continuing to forage for nectar and pollen. In this session, experience the colony in full-swing, sample some honey, and learn more about the honeybee life cycle.

Survive the Winter with Fire Cider

Join Common Good Resident Herbalist Tricia McCauley on a Fall evening to learn how make fire cider.

Fire Cider is an herbal remedy that can be used to support your immune and digestive system. Participants will learn a new understanding of the immune system, and how to work with it to prevent (or at least shorten) colds and flus. And you'll create your own version of fire cider to take home with you, to support you through the winter months.

Participants will each get a jar of fire cider to take home.

Fall Forward Cooking Pt. 3

Fall forward with us to the hopefully cooler weather and new produce to prepare.
Join us as we prepare a meal together using produce harvested straight from Common Good City Farm and explore different ways to use some of the fall's bounty such as beans, beets, carrots, chard, collards, cucumbers, eggplant, head lettuce, kale, okra, peppers, radishes, summer squash, and tomatoes.
This is the 3rd in a 3-Part Healthy Cooking workshop series. Participants can attend the workshop as a stand-alone or as part of the series.

Cover Cropping: The Why, Where, When, & How

Join Farm Manager Brian Massey as he demonstrates the basics of cover cropping: why it is important for your garden, where to cover crop, when to seed & when to kill, and finally, how to successfully cover crop!


Previous Workshops


Herbal-Infused Oils & Salves
Wednesday, March 2, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
St. George's Church, 160 U St NW
Participants will create and take home a herb-infused oil and salve or lip balm.
To register: http://bit.ly/1lbAcz7

Healthy Cooking Workshop Series
In partnership with UDC Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

5 Sessions from 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Thursday, February 18
Tuesday, February 23
Thursday, February 25
Tuesday, March 1
Thursday, March 3
Sign up here: http://bit.ly/20tyXyN

To see previous years' workshops, click here.