Farmer in the City




Common Good City Farm

Location:  Washington, DC

The Digs:  Community Garden

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  Our Mission is to grow food, educate, and help low-income DC community members meet their food needs. Our Vision is to serve as a replicable model of a community-based urban food system.

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  • Posted by: KC on March 14th, 2015 at 07:03 pm

    Congratulations on being farmer of the day! Voted : )

  • Posted by: CUJO1366 on March 14th, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Congrats looks like a good thing you have there

  • Posted by: Morag on March 14th, 2015 at 08:41 am

    Sounds like you have a great thing happening in DC!

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on March 14th, 2015 at 08:02 am

    Wow! Three years have passed. How is the garden doing? Congratulations on being farmer of the day!

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on July 28th, 2012 at 09:01 am

    I love your photo and what you're doing. Congratulations on being farmer of the day!

  • Posted by: Wong88 on July 28th, 2012 at 08:13 am

    Best Wishes to the Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Moonwater on January 5th, 2012 at 04:18 pm

    I love the green things growing right in the middle of the city-great mission-keep growing and teaching!

  • Posted by: Common Good City Farm on July 15th, 2011 at 05:55 am

    Lots of fun upcoming events on the farm!

    FRIDAY 7/15
    DC's First Edible Garden Tour

    Get your grow on with DC’s first Edible Urban Garden Tour hosted by

    Explore city spaces and residential gardens, including Common Good City
    Farm, that will open their doors and gates for the public to see what
    growing good food in our own backyards, front yards, rooftops, and empty
    lots is all about. It’s a chance to ask questions, learn from and hear
    what inspires some of DC’s best gardeners. For more information and
    tickets, visit http://bit.ly/qUG8dj

    SATURDAY 7/16
    Come for one or both workshops on our farm!

    I. Workshop for Small / Patio Gardens

    Have a small or patio garden? Want to learn how to keep your thirsty plants
    happy during the summer months, especially when you're away? Come see how
    we do it at Common Good. Our fantastic Murray Schmechel, will show you our
    irrigation system and how you can easily make one for your own garden.
    Concepts taught can apply to larger gardens as well.
    July 16th, 2011 8:00 AM through 10:00 AM
    Register at http://bit.ly/pXg0wc

    II. Cooking Workshop: Eating from the Rainbow

    Did you know that differently-colored vegetables are good for you in
    different ways? Learn fun and easy recipes to turn your plate into a
    midsummer harvest rainbow! (Children welcome, but must be accompanied by an
    adult.) Teacher: Herbalist & Health Coach Tricia McCauley.
    July 16th, 2011 10:30 AM through 12:30 PM
    Register at http://bit.ly/oxnvwT

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