Rachael Callahan, Executive Director

Rachael joined CGCF in April 2013 after serving as Sustainable Nantucket’s Development Coordinator. Rachael fell in love with Washington, DC and its budding urban agriculture movement while studying for a Master’s degree in Global Environmental Policy at American University. After working on a sustainable agro-forestry farm in Belize and with an organization rebuilding the local food system on the island of Nantucket, she is excited to use her skills to further food justice in the heart of the city. Rachael earned her B.A in International Affairs from the University of Georgia. You can reach her at

RonDell Pooler, Farm Manager


RonDell Pooler is a 4th generation Washington, DC resident. He holds a
certificate in Commercial Urban Agriculture, as well as Agroecology. With
experience recruiting, training, and directing over 2000 volunteers,
interns and trainees, RonDell is committed to helping create a world full
of productive and environmentally harmonic greenspaces. You can reach him at

Emily Richardson, Youth Program Coordinator & Office Manager


Emily has been interested in agriculture and food issues since she was a kid growing up in rural Maryland. She earned her degree in Environmental Studies from Washington College and then worked for Colchester Farm CSA before moving to DC in 2008. While living in DC, she has worked in the non-profit sector and volunteered with several urban farming projects, including helping to lead field trips at Common Good. After volunteering on the farm, she was excited to join the staff in early 2014. She can be reached at

Josephine Chu, Program and Outreach Coordinator

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Josephine Chu joined Common Good City Farm in June 2015 as the Program and Outreach Coordinator. Josephine runs the Small Enterprise program, the Farm Stand, and the Seed-to-Table workshops. As a graduate from American University's MA program in Global Environmental Politics, she became very involved in DC's food justice work. She co-founded Zenful Bites, a social enterprise that provides plant-based eco-catering services and food education programming to foster a sustainable and fair food system in the DC metro region. She is excited to further her work supporting local and fair food systems at Common Good City Farm. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding Farm Stand, Small Enterprise, or Seed-to-Table, please email her at