“Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.”
– Dorothy Day
One of the plots where Three Part Harmony Farm is currently growing fresh vegetables is part of the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House (DDCWH) in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington, DC. For thirty years the DDCW has served as a house of hospitality for mostly single moms and their children from D.C., the U.S. and around the world. It has also been a school where those, inspired by the Catholic Worker vision, have learned about community, solidarity, Gospel nonviolence, resistance, patience, compassion, forgiveness and so much more.
The farming efforts on the DDCWH plot have been undertaken by Amanda, Gail, Hendrik, Holly, Jennifer, JJ, Katie, Layne, Michael, Novella, Selina, Zachari, and others. We have planted artichokes, spinach, cabbage, kale, collards, tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, squash, peas, celery, eggplants, beans and more. Some of the produce that has been harvested was distributed to low income families and individuals in the neighborhood through the food pantry that the Catholic Workers are operating. Three Part Harmony also supported the Solidarity Cyclers 2012 with fresh vegetables during their bike ride.