Sign up for our Home Apothecary Program

This 8-month herbal medicine program is a hands-on introduction to herbalism. Meeting once per month, participants will tend a garden together, explore the basic concepts of herbalism, and make lots of herbal preparations to bring home and to share with the Common Good community. The home apothecary program offers a unique opportunity to learn about using herbs while working directly with the plants and developing connection to the land and ecosystem we call home.

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Welcome Margaret!

Welcome Margaret!

We are excited to welcome Margaret as our new Farm Manager. Margaret has a long history of farming. Her grandfather was an organic farmer, and she began growing vegetables with her scientist father in their backyard at the age of 5. She has experience developing agricultural businesses, farming, and teaching. She has trained Tanzanian and South African farmers to grow their cooperative enterprises, organized a credit union, managed a farmers’ market, worked on organic vegetable farms, and taught in elementary schools. Please stop by and say hello!

We're looking for a Resident Herbalist!

Common Good City Farm is looking for a Resident Herbalist to work with both the medicinal herb gardens at Common Good City Farm and LeDroit Park Community Garden, located directly south of Common Good. We are looking for applications by Monday, January 14, 2019.

Cacao Bite Making from Bean to Bar

Learn how to make chocolates from single origin direct trade cocoa beans! Participants will be able to experience a complete Bean to Bar process of chocolate making including trying the roasted cocoa beans, cracking and winnowing the beans, grinding the beans, tempering the chocolate, and pouring the chocolate into molds. Each class will discuss the history of cacao, beneficial properties of cacao, and then practice making the chocolates. Each participant will get to make and take home their own molded chocolate.

Living Wall Hangings with Rock Paper Plant

Join us for Living Wall Hangings: A Mounted Tropical Plants Workshop with Rock Paper Plant on Thursday, December 6, 6:30-7:30 pm!


We're hiring a Farm Manager! Come work for Common Good City Farm

We are currently hiring two positions, a part-time farm manager from late November-December, and a full-time farm manager to start no later than February, 2019. Details are below.

Part-time Seasonal Farm Manager:
This is a part-time, temporary position from late November, 2018, through the end of December, 2018.

Join us for Orchidama: An Orchid Kokedama Workshop with Rock Paper Plant

Orchidama: An Orchid Kokedama Workshop with Rock Paper Plant
Tuesday, November 13, 6:30-8 pm


In Japanese, “kokedama” translates from “koke” meaning “moss” and “dama” meaning “ball.” In this workshop, we’ll teach students how to make and grow orchids in a beautiful moss ball planter. The moss ball provides an interesting, organic display for your orchid. Kokedama can be kept in a dish or hung in a window.

New Farm Market Hours: 4 - 6 pm on Wednesdays until November 14

Hi Everyone,

A reminder that we will be operating our new Farm Market hours from today until November 14.

Common Good City Farm & Arcadia's Farm Market
3rd and Elm St NW
Wednesdays 4 - 6 pm
October 10 - November 14

Join us for a Home Brewing course with Fishbowl Brewery

Join us for a Home Brewing course with Andy Oetman of Fishbowl Brewery!


Learn to brew beer at home!

Throughout these two fast-paced sessions, the class attendees will acquire the necessary knowledge for successfully brewing beer at home while gaining hands on experience in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.

Class 1, Thursday, October 25th, 6:30 pm - 8:30pm

Make Your Own Decorative Pumpkin with Rock Paper Plant this Thurs, Oct 11

Needle Felting Workshop: Make Your Own Decorative Pumpkin with Rock Paper Plant

Thursday, October 11, 6-8 pm

It’s decorative gourd season! These needle-felted pumpkins are the perfect addition to your fall decor. In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of how to create felted structures all while creating your very own needle-felted pumpkin. Needle felting is an easy and often relaxing way to create 3D sculptures out of wool.

No experience necessary. All materials will be provided.


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