Join us for our 10th Season Kick-off on Saturday, April 28!

Join us for our 10th Season Kick-off on Saturday, April 28!

10 am - 1 pm: Free Food, Farm Tours, Seedling Sale, Kids Activities
at Common Good City Farm & the Park at LeDroit

3 - 5 pm: Happy Hour Fundraiser
at ANXO Cidery, 300 Florida Ave NW

Donate to Common Good City Farm and earn discounts at the bar & ANXO will donate a portion of the proceeds to Common Good City Farm

RSVP: https://bit.ly/2qumdJI

Learn about Beekeeping!

Join us at Common Good City Farm to learn about our bees! These workshops can be attended together or separately.

Beekeeping I: Building up the Hive

Saturday, May 5, 9 - 11 am

- Take a look into the hive as bees prepare for honey production

- Learn about basic colony dynamics

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

Register here: https://bit.ly/2H3tc4r

Out like a lamb?

As you may have noticed, our seasons haven’t been like “normal” lately. We knew it for sure when we broke an all-time heat record in mid-February, but even the tried and true “in like a lion and out like a lamb” didn’t really apply in March. The late snows are hard for the farm—we have tons of beautiful little seedlings ready to get planted in the ground!

Here’s what’s happening on the farm this time of the year:

Greetings from the Greenhouse

seedlings sprouting at the greenhouse

It's February and things are cold here on the farm. The cold keeps us indoors at this time of the year, and has a lot of folks wondering what farmers actually DO all winter. So, let us catch you up on what happens on the farm during the winter months.

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! 

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