Celebrate Spring at our Season Opener

Join us Saturday, April 26th, as we welcome Spring and kick-off the 2014 season at Common Good City Farm. Enjoy farm tours, refreshments, music, youth activities, hands-on farming, and more. This fun and free community event is a wonderful way to learn more about the farm and catch up with neighbors after the long winter. We hope to see you there!

CGCF Host Site for Good Deeds Day

Sunday, April 6 was the 3rd annual Good Deeds Day, an event celebrating community involvement that was started in Israel three years ago. Over 6500 people participated in this event in the DC area, and Common Good City Farm was a host site to 60 of these volunteers. The volunteers helped us with our spring planting and bed preparation. Read the whole Washington Post article about this event here!

Volunteers Needed for Youth Programs

Youth on the Farm

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.

LEAF, our after school youth program, will be taking place on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from 4:30-6:00pm beginning on April 23rd. If you like to harvest and taste fruits and veggies with the youth, be a LEAF volunteer once a week!

Buy Seeds and Help Common Good Grow This Year

Planning your garden for this year? Buy your garden seeds from Renee’s Garden Seeds and 25% of the order value will be donated to Common Good City Farm!

At check out, just enter the code FR727B in the coupon code box on the checkout page, and that’s it! Renee’s Garden will send a year-end check to Common Good City Farm for 25% of all orders using this fundraising code. Code expires December 31, 2014, when we'll get a new one.

Bring a Volunteer Group to the Farm!

Gather your co-workers, alumni association, sports team, or other community group and get your hands dirty while seeing our urban farm in action and learning about sustainable food systems. Group Volunteer slots are available every Saturday during the growing season.

These slots fill up fast, so visit our calendar to book yours today!

Spring 2014 City Farmers Session Full

City Farmers is CGCF’s new volunteer program! Commit to one day a week during our open hours and help us run our farm. City Farmers will help our Farm Manager coordinate volunteer groups and drop-in volunteers as well as do hands-on farm work. We are looking for friendly, outgoing people with experience in sustainable agriculture or an interest in learning more. You can get more information here.

Apply now for CGCF's 2014 Summer Youth Program!

We are preparing for our 3rd Summer Youth Program – a dynamic 6 week paid job program where youth age 14-17 gain hands-on farming experience and learn about sustainable agriculture, nutrition, public speaking, and community service!

This year, Common Good City Farm is proud to partner with the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program to put on this program. All youth interested in participating this summer, must enroll through the District Department of Employment Services.

Rooting DC 2014

We are excited to announce our participation in the 7th annual Rooting DC conference, a free, all-day gardening forum that provides education about urban food production and consumption to cultivate health and preserve the environment.
Joining Common Good City Farm will be a host of other panelists who are deeply invested in food and agriculture within the district.

Announcing Our 2014 Herbal Apprenticeship Program!

We are happy to announce the first year of our Herbal Apprenticeship Program . Enhance your herbal knowledge and experience with herbalist Tricia McCauley at Common Good City Farm. Apprentices will gain hands-on experience while working with approximately fifty different herbs in the farm’s medicinal herb bed and kitchen herb garden. Participants will follow the herbs as the change through the season learning how to plant, transplant, maintain, and harvest. Click HERE for more information.

Thank you for an Incredible 2013!

2013 was an incredible year for Common Good City Farm. Throughout the year, we
harvested and distributed over 5,000 pounds - more than 18,000 servings of fresh, healthy produce; engaged over 80 low-income community members through our Green Tomorrows program; taught over 700 youth through our Youth Education program, which includes field trips, LEAF after-school program, and Youth Employment Program; hosted 20 Growing Gardens Workshops; and worked with over 600 volunteers. These achievements are in no small part a product of our diverse, generous, and enthusiastic community of supporters. THANK YOU to the following foundations, agencies, businesses, schools, and individuals for partnering with Common Good City Farm in 2013.

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