Join our 2019 CSA! We provide 2 options to join our CSA: 1) Market CSA Members of our Market CSA pay up front to receive credit to spend at the weekly Market at LeDroit Park. Members shop the Market at any point during the season, picking out produce of their choice, until they have used up their credit. Market CSA credit can only be used on Common Good produce which will be clearly differentiated from produce provided by Arcadia. Sign up for the Market CSA: https://goo.gl/forms/KiPuF95TT2bkWDIR2Read More
Come learn about the history of the fish pepper and how it features in the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's work to teach about local ag history during a talk with Mark Haskell of Slow Food DC.Read More
Photo by Shawn Bruce
As typically happens by the time March rolls around, we are definitely getting tired of folks asking us what we do all winter, or saying things like “you must be relaxing at this time of year”. Much like how teachers still work in the summer, we still work in the winter. So, what’s going on while it’s too cold/wet/icy to be outside?Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
Photo by Shawn Bruce
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. I. Background Common Good City Farm (CGCF) is partnering with the LeDroit Park Community Garden (LPCG) to provide herbalism programming in both the Tricia McCauley Memorial Garden at CGCF and the new Tricia Lynn McCauley Public Herb Garden in the LPCG, which will open in spring 2019.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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 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 - 8:30pmRead More
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.Read More
Join us for a Volunteer Work Day!
Saturday, September 22, 2018
9 am - 12 pm: Volunteering
12 - 1 pm: Lunch
Volunteer tasks may include planting seeds, weeding, painting, or building. A family-style lunch will be provided.
Free and open to the public!Read More
Join us on Thursday, October 4th from 6:30pm-8:30pm, as our urban farm transforms into an elegant cocktail party where you can enjoy farm-fresh bites prepared by local chefs, tasty libations, farm tours, live music, raffles, and a silent auction.
Get your tickets now using this link (https://bit.ly/2vYS60Q), to save $25 on early bird tickets (offer expires September 5th)!
Here is the full link: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/anotf18Read More
Learn about Beekeeping with Beekeeper Matthew Traucht.
Beekeeping II: Production Mode
Saturday, August 25
9 - 11 am
- Experience the bee colony in full swing
- Learn about the honeybee life cycle
- Sample some honey
Attendance at the first workshop is not necessary to attended the second workshop.Read More
Join us for our Tomato Party!
Thursday, August 16
6 - 8 pm
Come celebrate the bountiful summer tomato harvest right on our urban farm space!
- Tomato taste tests: try different varieties of heirloom tomatoes and vote for your favorite
- Tomato Dishes: try some of our dishes featuring tomatoes
- Salsa Demo
- Beefsteak Burgers, courtesy of BeefsteakRead More
by Brieanna Womack
SYEP stands for Summer Youth Employment Program, which helps young adults get a job for the summer and earn some extra cash. SYEP is funded by the Department of Employment Services. I chose Common Good because I believed it would be beneficial for me to be outside and working on something than staying inside all the time like I have done in previous summers. I didn’t want to continue with the same routine of staying inside summer after summer. I wanted to get outside and have fun, and I thought that working outside would help me accomplish this goal.Read More
Join Christina Kim, founder of Secret Cacao Garden, and learn how to make pure healing chocolates made from direct trade cacao beans, local honey, and freshly harvested healing herbs from the medicinal herb garden at Common Good City Farm.
Chocolate Making: From Bean to Bar with Herbal Infusion
Tuesday, July 17, 6 - 8 pm