City Farmers

The summer session application process has closed. Fall session applications will be accepted July 24- August 11.

CGCF’s City Farmers program is an opportunity to take your involvement with our farm to the next level. As a City Farmer, you will receive a hands-on education about sustainable agriculture in an urban setting, leaving the session with tangible knowledge that you can apply to your own gardening and farming adventures. In exchange, you will provide crucial help to our Farm Manager, completing essential farm tasks with increasing autonomy, and leading drop-in volunteers and volunteer groups in the work of the day.

As a City Farmer, you will get:

  • Valuable experience working on an innovative urban farm in the heart of DC
  • A discount for CGCF’s 2017 workshops and produce from our farm stand
  • The opportunity to join a community of diverse, highly motivated people who are passionate about urban agriculture

We are looking for people:

  • Who can commit to one 3 hour session per week (days & times listed below)
  • Who have prior experience in sustainable agriculture or urban gardening, and a willingness to learn
  • Who have a friendly, outgoing demeanor
  • Who have the ability to work outside in all weather and to do physical labor
  • The 2017 City Farmers program will have 3 ten-week long sessions. Volunteers can choose to commit to just one of these sessions but are welcome to participate in all 3.

    • Spring Session: April 19 – June 11
    • Summer Session: June 14 - August 20
    • Fall Session: August 23 - October 29

    City Farmers sessions will be held at the following time, volunteers must commit to the same session each week:

    • Wednesday 9 AM-12 PM (help with our harvest days)
    • Wednesday 4-7 PM (help with our market and csa pickup)
    • Thursday 3-6 PM
    • Sunday 3-6 PM