design-inspired urban farming
Last week, we spent some time in the DC area getting inspired by urban farms and food security programs happening in our nation’s capitol. We sat down with Common Good City Farm in DC, right outside of Howard University. Common Good City Farm is urban farm and education center growing food with and for low-income residents in Washington, DC and providing educational opportunities for all people that help increase food security, improve health, and contribute to environmental sustainability. We met with Farm Manager, Anita Adalja and some farm volunteers, who gave us the scoop on what’s been happening at Common Good and just what they’re up to.
We really encourage you to get out and visit an urban farm in your area. It’s a great source of inspiration to get started. The folks that work the farm can also be great resources as you grow your own urban farm. Volunteering at an urban farm is a great way to get your hands dirty and the quickest way to learn from the experts in how to plant, what to plant and when. Plus, there is nothing more rewarding than volunteering and helping others.
In our next post, we’ll be featuring a video about the special water cistern at Common Good City Farm. Don’t forget to come back to check it out!