Faces of the Farm

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Amelie!

Amelie amongst Echinacea flowers

For Amelie, the trip is a little farther than most who frequent Common Good City Farm: she travels all the way from Baltimore to attend the Herbal Apprentice Program (HAP), which meets monthly. Amelie found out about the program via the internet and jumped at the chance to attend as part of the scholarship opportunity. “I really enjoy the teacher, Tricia. It’s so much better to learn from a person than a book,” Amelia says about the HAP program.

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Tricia!

Tricia in the herb garden

Our resident Herbalist Tricia, has been with Common Good City Farm almost since the beginning. The farm moved to its current location in the fall of 2009, and Tricia began working on the medicinal herb garden the following spring. If you enter the farm through the Park, you will see the beautiful herb garden that Tricia has designed— full of colorful and unique medicinal herbs. All of the herbs have wonderful health effects, from calming an upset stomach, to helping mend broken bones and scrapes!

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Nevaeh!

Meet Nevaeh!

At 9 years old, Nevaeh is one of our youngest faces on the farm! Nevaeh, who lives across the street from the farm, visits multiple times each week to participate in our LEAF after-school program. “I like all the people here, and the food is good!” she says. During LEAF, Nevaeh has learned about planting, environmental science, harvesting, and whole foods cooking — getting hands on experience along the way!

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Ron and Tony!

Ron and Tony

Ron and Tony just might have one of the most interesting viewpoints of the farm: as Property Managers for the DC Housing Authority working at the nearby Kelley Miller apartments, Ron and Tony often enjoy looking at the farm from the rooftop! “It's beautiful!” Tony says, “I love looking over and seeing it, how it's all organized in rows.” “It really looks nice from the top of the building,” Ron agrees. They both appreciate the beauty, and the delicious vegetables, that the farm adds to the community.

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Scott!

Meet Scott!

Rain or shine, we can depend on Scott coming to our weekly Farm Stand. Scott has been a farm “regular” since we launched our Stand last year, and always comes ready to snap a picture of our produce and “tweet” his finds out to his large Twitter following— something we appreciate very much!

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Madison!

Madison and some huge Collards!

Meet Madison!
Madison hasn’t been at Common Good City Farm for long, but has already made lots of friends with our volunteers and neighbors! Madison, an 18 year old senior from a boarding school in Virginia, is spending the month of May as an intern for CGCF. Seniors at her high school are required spend their last month of school working at nearby organizations in order to graduate. Madison chose to do her “Washington Project” at Common Good City Farm after visiting the farm last year as part of a science trip.

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Adam!

Adam near his flower garden

Meet Adam!
Have you noticed a recent burst of color from newly planted flowers at Common Good City Farm? Likely, those flowers were planted by our volunteer Adam. Adam, who moved from Michigan to DC ten months ago, is affectionately known as our “flower guy” and has taken it as his personal mission to plant and grow flowers all around the farm.

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Isaac!

Meet Isaac!
As many people may know, Common Good City Farm offers drop-in volunteer opportunities for all during our open hours. If you stop by during our Saturday hours, chances are you'll meet one of our most consistent drop-in volunteers -- Isaac!

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Charlie!

Meet Charlie!
If you visit Common Good City Farm, you may find Charlie working and getting his hands dirty! Charlie has been a member of our CSA program for 2 years, but also enjoys offering a helping hand whenever he can. Something about Common Good City Farm really stands out to Charlie, who moved to DC in 2008, and has also volunteered at DC Central Kitchen and the Food Recovery Network.

Faces of the Farm ~ Meet Melissa!

Melissa and a head of lettuce

One of the most compelling elements of Common Good is the sense of community that is being fostered on the farm. At any given time one can see faces, young and old, from different backgrounds, gathered on the farm to lend a hand, attend a workshop, and engage in a lively conversation. We want to share some of these faces with you. Each week we will take a moment to learn a little bit more about our community members. We hope you will visit us and become one of our Faces of the Farm. Every Friday we will feature a new "face of the farm."

Meet Melissa!


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