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Common Good City Farm and Consigli Construction Break Ground on final portion of Washington DC proje

Washington, DC — Common Good City Farm and Consigli Construction Co., Inc. broke ground today on the final portion of a storage shed that will assist the farm in housing more seasonal produce that can be used by the community. Common Good City Farm is a non-profit urban farm and education center located on a half-acre plot in LeDroit Park. Consigli will be donating their time for this project. The farm uses sustainable urban farming techniques and includes a vegetable garden, fruit orchard, beehives, and a composting system. In addition to being a community food source, Common Good City Farm is an outdoor learning center, offering agricultural workshops and youth education. The Farm is located on D.C. Parks and Recreation land and is part of the Department’s efforts to connect residents to their local environment. In 2017, the Washington Architectural Foundation and Catholic University’s School of Architecture worked with a team of high-school students who helped design a storage shed for the farm so more seasonal produce could be used by the community. This project is a unique use of D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation land, which allows for people to actually improve their health through healthy food.

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