Need a last minute gift?

Gourmet & super-nutritious, our micro greens and pea shoots are a great gift for that plant lover in your life! We have the following unique gifts available to reserve for pick up on Saturday, December 23rd between 9am-noon, or by appt. Reserve here:

$10—microgreens or pea shoots in a compostable coir pot (Pictured on right)
$20—micro greens or pea shoots in a 10” tray with free potpourri sachet of oranges, apples, cinnamon & cloves (left photo)
$5 – cat grass in a recycled pot (middle). Many cats enjoy nibbling on live green plants, and cat grass is ideal for indoor cats. It provides a safe alternative for cats who munch on house plants!
Limited quantities.

Clergy in the Garden

Hands in the Soil: Clergy Renewal Through Environmental Awareness

Beginning March 2, 2018, a small group (6-8) of clergy will attend a day-long program once a month, in which they spend three morning hours working in the vegetable fields at CommonWealth.
Following lunch together, the cohort will process with a spiritual director and environmental educator from Turtle Rock Farm In Town, around their spiritual and emotional experiences working in nature; explore the value for themselves and their faith community of growing food; study theological themes in ecospirituality, and how they might move congregants into creation care—through worship experience, community gardens, environmental justice.

At the end of the nine-month program, the participants will schedule with CommonWealth Urban Farms a Saturday morning tour for three of their faith community members.

CEUs are available. DEADLINE to register is February 1, 2018. To learn more and register, go to the Clergy at CommonWealth page on our website:

A Photo Review of the Year


Bountiful winter harvest of greens in our new hoop house. A grant from Tater Tats (check out their delightful temporary vegetable tattoos) funded the irrigation system in our new hoop house.

Our new food forest! We planted persimmon, mulberry & fig tree seedlings in the backyard next to the hoop house, and surrounded them with a polyculture of herbs, berries and flowers.

David used the masonry skills he learned years ago in Italy to build a handsome rock retaining wall that shows off our new flower garden.

Terry set us up with compost socks from Fertile Ground for a secondary retaining wall that can become a living wall this coming year. 


Flowers, flowers everywhere! After two years of building the soil and bio-remediating for chlordane and lead, we planted a cut flower garden in this lot facing NW 32nd Street.

CSA members, florists, local restaurants and other flower-lovers were our enthusiastic customers.

Our first class of apprentices, shown here with CommonWealth staff.

Big thanks to everyone who contributed to our GoFundMe Campaign! We lost a summer’s worth of income when our hoop house was accidentally left closed one afternoon & temps reached 160 degrees in less than an hour. But the financial loss was erased by so many generous donations, and we were able to replant and get back on our feet.

Veggies for CSA and restaurants.

Christopher started as an apprentice and is now vegetable farm manager!

Garden School

52 weeks of composting, rain or shine! Photo shows Isaias helping to sift compost.

We expanded our Pollinator Garden to provide more food and habitat for visiting butterflies, bees and beetles

Fall Harvest Potluck and Celebration

The latest: new plantings in the north hedgerow

Thanks Sara! Co-founder and “retiring” CSA manager.

Our amazing team of volunteers, whose enthusiasm, creativity and hard work make CommonWealth shine!


Our amazing team of volunteers, whose enthusiasm, creativity and hard work make CommonWealth shine!