San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join Common Good City Farm and Slow Food DC for a day of Volunteering on the farm.
Common Good City Farm is a half-acre urban farm and education center growing food for low-income residents in Washington, D.C. and providing educational opportunities for all people to help increase food security, improve health, and contribute to environmental sustainability. Located in the LeDroit Park community, where one third of residents live in poverty, the farm grows over 5000 pounds of fresh, healthy produce to provide to the community. But they need help do to so, so come join in in the harvest!
What you can expect...
You will work hard!
You will have a lot of fun!
You will meet interesting people!
You will get dirty!
You will do a variety of farm work, depending on when you come! That could be planting, weeding, harvesting, composting—whatever needs to be done that day!
You will know that your hard work is going toward providing food to community members who need healthy, fresh produce and otherwise would not have access to it!
How to get ready...
Dress for the weather, dress to work, dress to get dirty!
If it seems like it might rain, bring raingear. We'll work unless it pours!
Get a lot of sleep the night before—you'll be working hard!
Make sure you know how to get to Common Good City Farm! Check the website for directions.
Leave early enough to be on time!
Sample Volunteer Day Schedule
Please note that the exact times will vary depending on the day's farm activities:
9:30 AM Arrive at the site
Introduction to Common Good City Farm
Warm-up activities led by staff
Overview of the farm tasks for the day
Split up into teams
10:00 AM Work on the farm!
11:00 AM Water break
11:15 AM Continue farm work
11:45 PM Wrap-up and reflections on work accomplished
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide snacks. We will have water available. If you'd like to bring snacks, we encourage you to bring something local, homemade, and healthy.
Please let us know if you cannot make the event and need to cancel out so we can share your ticket with others.
When & Where
Slow Food DC
The Slow Food DC (SFDC) chapter is a community that promotes and celebrates local, seasonal, and sustainable food sources; works to preserve the culinary traditions of the region’s ethnically and culturally diverse populations; and supports the right of all people to enjoy good, clean, fair food.
SFDC represents the national capitol area, including Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland. Members come from a wide variety of professions and backgrounds. We organize dinners, tastings, tours, lectures, and community outreach events providing SFDC members an opportunity to explore the richness of our region’s culinary heritage in addition to the diverse array of food and drink from around the world represented in our foodshed. It is our goal to connect our eaters with the biodiverse and sustainable food producers, as well as increase public awareness of slow eating.