Join Common Good as a City Farmer Volunteer!

Thinking about spring? Planting weather is right around the corner! Join Common Good City Farm as a volunteer this year! Our City Farmer Program is a chance to become more involved in our farm community. Volunteers make a weekly commitment (for their chosen session of 12 weeks) and participate in all aspects of our urban farm. Volunteers will focus on 1-2 farm programs based on the session, so you can select the session that sounds like the best fit for you!

Learn Herbalism 101 with April Rameé of Antler Alchemy

Dive deeper into a holistic plant study for medicine: learn how to form a relationship to learning about plants, learn how plants can be used in a holistic approach to gaining health, and learn how to choose plants for healing with this 8 week course taught by April Rameé of Antler Alchemy at Common Good City Farm.

**Each week, a new plant will be provided for each student to enjoy and add this plant to their personal materia medica.**

This course will run every Wednesday from April 4 to May 23 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

“Longtime Grower of Things” Becomes New Executive Director of Common Good City Farm

Sam Wetzel hugging a tree

by Jill Schwartz

Samantha Wetzel’s roots to gardening run deep.

As a child, she loved helping her mother pick vegetables from their backyard garden in northern Virginia. She was fascinated with watching things grow.

Samantha, who goes by Sam, brought that passion to her own backyard when she grew up, creating gardens at the various places where she lived.

And she brought it to Honduras, where she and her husband were Peace Corps volunteers. Under the hot Latin American sun, she grew peppers, garlic, beans and more.

Field Trips on the Farm!

Are you a teacher or know someone connected to a DC school? Starting to get excited about spring? Now is the time to sign up to bring your class to the farm! Common Good offers 90 minute field trips on Thursday mornings from April to early November. Our field trips introduce students of all ages to urban farming. The material covered meets DCPS standards and can be tailored to specific class requests. Topics can include: plant needs, composting and worms, harvesting, insects, nutrition and food justice.

2017. Removing barriers. Creating Opportunities.

This year, we honored our commitment to growing food and cultivating community by taking key steps to remove barriers and create opportunities, all in support of strengthening our community and furthering our mission. Below are highlights of two initiatives we are extra proud of.

Donations Matched & a Chance for Gym Membership for all First-time Donors!

We are committed to growing our community of donors by offering two great incentives for first-time donors. Between now and the end of the year, our Board of Directors will match all donations from first-time donors! 

Season Wrap Up Party and Falloween

Celebrate the end of a successful season with us on Saturday, October 28 from 10am-1pm! In conjunction with the Friends of the Park at LeDroit's Falloween, we will host our season closing party on the farm. Come by for a fun and family friendly day of pumpkin painting, farm tours, food, and more.

It's been a wonderful season of growing food and cultivating community and we can't wait to celebrate with you!

Little Farmers Cancelled- 10/9/17

Little Farmers toddler class will be cancelled today due to the rain. Join us instead next Monday at 10 am. The Little Farmers program will be every Monday until October 30th when we close for the season.

Farmer Mac: Walking the Talk in DC

When he’s with his colleagues Chris Bohanon of Farmer Mac can tell them about the last time he volunteered.

They aren’t surprised, though. That’s nothing new, as taking time out of work to volunteer is part of the Farmer Mac ethos.

He can tell them he volunteered at a farm. That isn’t surprising either, given Farmer Mac’s mission relates to providing financial support to both American agriculture and rural communities.

Next Market at LeDroit Park -- Wednesday September 20!

Stop by for another week of our joint market with Arcadia!

Common Good City Farm's offerings this week -
Apples
Turnips
Cherry Tomatoes
Heirloom Tomatoes
Green Beans
Chard
Eggplant
Okra
Cucumbers
Sweet Peppers
Watermelon
Cantaloupe
Basil
Herbs including mint, sage, thyme, and rosemary
Flower Bundles

There's still two more weeks to pick up and use Produce Plus checks!

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