Sign up for our CSA: 2 options available

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:

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Getting Ready for Spring

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?

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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!

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We're looking for a Resident Herbalist!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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Join us for A Night on the Farm on Thurs, Oct 4!

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 (, to save $25 on early bird tickets (offer expires September 5th)!

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Join us for our Tomato Party on Thurs, Aug 16!

Join us for our Tomato Party!

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 Beefsteak

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Wrapping up with SYEP

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.

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Join us for Chocolate Making: From Bean to Bar with Herbal Infusion on Tues, July 17

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

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