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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Green Tomorrows health & gardening program for income qualifying residents

What: Launch of Common Good City Farm's Green Tomorrows program to improve health and develop life-long skills for low-income DC residents.

When: April 21st, 2012 at 10:30am (V st NW, between 2nd and 4th st NW)

This spring, Common Good City Farm will be kicking off its Green Tomorrows program for members in our community, a unique and innovative education initiative for income qualifying residents of Washington, DC. Since 2007, Common Good City Farm has made it its mission to provide educational opportunities for all people that help increase food security, improve health, and contribute to environmental sustainability. We had over 70 applicants for last year's Green Tomorrows program and hope to expand this year.

In conjunction with a variety of local community organizations, the Green Tomorrows program seeks to provide low-income individuals with hands-on educational experience in gardening and health awareness. Over the course of six weeks, participants will go through a series of workshops including horticulture, nutrition, food preparation and food budgeting, developing important skills for a productive and healthy future. With community feedback, we are restructuring the program this year to include a Green Tomorrows certificate of achievement for those participants who complete the program. As an added benefit, participants will also receive a weekly supply of fresh produce direct from the farm. Intake interviews for participation will be held in March and orientation for the first of two Green Tomorrows sessions will be held on April 21st, 2012 at 10:30am. We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis.

All of our programs are free for residents who apply and qualify. Common Good City Farm is a neighborhood focused organization and is committed to improving the lives of those in its community and empowering people through food. For more information or to sign up for Green Tomorrows online, please visit our website: or contact

Common Good City Farm is located on V St. NW between 2nd and 4th.

Common Good City Farm
Program Coordinator

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