The farm community includes some incredibly talented photographers and videographers, who share their photos and videos with us. Many thanks to Eddie Becker, Helina Chen, Tyler Grigsby, Kirstin Voss and many others who have contributed their work. Watch the videos and view photos from the farm.
Watch members of the Three Part Harmony Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program talk about why they made a financial investment in Three Part Harmony Farm and support urban farming in Washington, DC. The clips were filmed during the 2016 Fall Festival. Watch the video and get inspired to join our CSA and to receive seasonal, farm fresh produce from us on a weekly basis. It is an important way to support the local food movement. Watch the video here.
The 4th Annual Farm Festival included a farm tour during which Three Part Harmony Farm (3PH) owner/ operator Gail Taylor talked about the history of the farm, the different sustainable planting practices that are being utilized, the “DC Urban Farming and Food Security Act of 2014” and the three year struggle to make urban farming in DC a reality, the 3PH Community Supported Agriculture program and more. Local historian and videographer Eddie Becker participated in and filmed the tour. Watch the video here.
In 2015, we transitioned from using mostly overhead irrigation to a drip irrigation system. By delivering water near the plants’ root zone, our new drip irrigation system offers targeted watering with greater efficiency for healthier plants, outstanding water savings, and it frees up the farm staff for other tasks. This project was made possible by funding from our community for capital improvements. 87 people backed our Indigogo crowdfunding campaign with $10,539, we received an additional $2,485 in cash and check donations. Click to view photos of the installation process.
Three Part Harmony Farm’s 3rd annual farm festival in 2015 included a beautiful, collaborative mural art project that was coordinated by Caryl Henry Alexander and sponsored by Eco Hermanas. In addition to creating a mural together, people shared a potluck meal, planted garlic, created poetry, played DC Fair Food Games, listened to music, and enjoyed fellowship and warm cider around the bonfire. It has been an amazing three years with an amazing farm community. Watch the video here.
Both native bees and domestic bee populations are declining, affected by habitat loss, disease and contact with pesticides. Three Part Harmony Farm is taking action to protect pollinators by providing food and habitat for native insects/animals. Pollinators will, in turn, provide the pollination needed to protect our plant diversity and food sources. Three Part Harmony Farm is certified as “Bee Friendly Farm” and provides a healthy ecosystem for our community and our future. Watch the video here.
In DC and around the world, seeds are being planted for a new kind of economy — one that is rooted in the values of democracy, justice, cooperation, self-determination, and sustainability. At its core, this movement is about democratizing the ownership of the means of production, so more people have control over their lives and communities. Watch the video here.
Testimony by Gail Taylor, owner and operator of Three Part Harmony Farm, during the joint public hearing of the Committee of the Whole and Committee on Finance and Revenue on Bill 20-677, the “D.C. Urban Farming and Food Security Act of 2014,” with questions by Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and Council member David Grosso, who introduced the bill together with Council member Mary Cheh. Watch the video here.