April 3, 2009

Helping people help people: Help the Common Good City Farm

This week we have an update from former Bread for the City neighbors, the newly-renamed Common Good City Farm (nee 7th Street Garden). They will be screening a film called “Garden Cycles” and they need some help copying the DVDs. (Gardener Liz Falk tells us, “We'd pay for the DVD cost of course.”)

Is that something you can help them with? Also, um, do you have a big industrial fridge (for veggies) that you might want them to take off your hands? Email them directly.

In the meantime, while we have your attention on the garden: Common Good City Farm has a great program for local residents who are earning less than living wage, and their families. Through the Green Tomorrows program, people can work the field in exchange for bags of produce. It’s a great proposition: learn gardening and then enjoy the fruits of your labor! There’s a Green Tomorrows informational meeting on April 7th at 6:30 at the Florida Avenue Baptist Church. The meeting will have snacks and drinks and garden people on hand to answer questions about the program in more details.

To find out more about the garden, including programs, events and hours, visit their website or call 202-330-5945 and leave a message.

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