Friday Free Community Lunches! (with RSVP)

FRIDAYS, 12:30 – 1:30PM

Community Lunches are for neighbors, special guests, parents, and supporters. Our Summer Youth Program participants will be working with local chefs to prepare delicious, locally grown meals! Come eat, meet, and learn more about what we do at CGCF and how you can further support Urban Agriculture and our youth.

Bacio Pizzeria Community Lunch

First Community Lunch with Bacio Pizzeria at the farm

More information at

Space is limited to first 20 guests who rsvp to

Friday, July 13, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Farm CLOSED on Saturday, July 7, 2012

Hello CGCF friends. Due to anticipated heat indexes of 110 degrees, the Common Good City Farm will be closed on Saturday, July 7, 2012. We do apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you as always for your support and all you do to make CGCF a success!

Help us Give Young People the Tools to Grow Today!

Many of you may be eagerly looking forward to summer vacations. But here at Common Good City Farm, summer is our busiest time of year – and we need your help! Our first crops are ripening and demand for our services continues to grow. For children who rely on their school to provide them with a safe place to go and access to nutritious meals, the promise of summer fun can quickly degrade into food insecurity and hardship.

Silent Auction June 21, with Revolve Giving Circle

Coming up Thursday, June 21 at Meridian Pint, Revolve Giving Circle is throwing a Happy Hour Fundraiser and Silent Auction for CGCF! Suggested donation is $5 at the door—you can RSVP online.

Building the Local Community

Today, if you visit the Kelly Miller Housing Complex, just across from the Farm, you'll see six new raised bed gardens, tended by residents. The project was funded by the Diverse City Fund and Citizen Effect, and constructed with help from Kelly Miller residents and volunteers, including students from nearby Gallaudet University. These beds are a big step toward increasing self-sufficiency and access to fresh healthy produce in our neighborhood.

June Workshop Schedule

Interested in learning more about gardening, food preparation, healthy eating, and environmental sustainability? Come to Common Good City Farm’s Growing Gardens workshop series for hands-on training and education. The 2012 Workshop Schedule is posted!

  • Saturday, June 9th, learn the secrets behind Decoding Nutrition Labels with health and wellness educator Alison Brown
  • Saturday, June 16th, Herbalism 101 is on offer. For those of you who missed the first one, here's your opportunity to learn from Tricia McCauley, our resident herbalist!
  • Wednesday, June 27th, join us for a Summer Herb Walk, the traditional way of learning what's growing and what its effects are.
  • and on Saturday, June 30th, get a grip on Navigating the Grocery Store in this informative workshop

Our popular canning workshops are currently full, but please email to be notified as soon as we open more due to popular demand!

The cost for each 2-hour workshop is $25 per participant and are free for income-qualifying individuals. Walk-ins are allowed if space is available, but workshops fill up fast, so book your seat online ASAP!

Compost Program 2012

Good, nutrient rich soil is the foundation of any farm. To make sure Common Good has the very best soil possible, and to do our part in recycling waste, we've set up an awesome composting program. Here's a short update from Niko, the compost manager for Common Good City Farm. You may have seen Niko perched on top of the 5-foot high hay piles or shoveling food waste on the farm!

Buy seeds and help Common Good grow!

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, when we'll get a new one!


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