Three Part Harmony Farm’s 2-acre plot in Brookland is owned and operated by Gail Taylor. The farm has been growing bigger each year, since 2012.
The farm boasts 1/2 acre of intensively grown annual vegetables. We use agroecological and regenerative farming practices focused on soil health.
FLOWERS Annual and perennial flowers are planted on 1/8 acre and expanding.
VISITING THE FARM
We unfortunately cannot receive visitors during our regular work day. Tours for adults offered at a sliding scale are scheduled when permitted (meaning we got all of our other work done!) There is one public event per year: the fall festival. We do not offer any educational programming for kids, or do any field trips at this time.
CSA members and our crew’s friends and family are welcome to attend the annual spring open house. We will send out an email to you once that date has been chosen.
We receive a lot of emails that show us the incredible enthusiasm and interest in growing food, attaining food sovereignty, and learning about caring for our precious planet. Please understand that we cannot write back to all emails especially during the peak of the growing season.
There is a work-exchange program for adults who can commit to working 3-4 hour shifts, at least twice a month. Priority is given to people who can commit to weekly shifts in the spring, our busiest time. CSA members (adults only) who can’t commit to the workshare schedule can join volunteer days which happen a couple of times per year.
Here are our recommendations for learning about sustainable agriculture:
The best, local training program is the Beginning Farmer Training Program run by Sarah Sohn at Future Harvest. We are a proud training site for this incredible organization! Can’t commit to an entire year? Don’t miss the Future Harvest annual conference, a weekend jam packed with incredible learning opportunities and community building.
To support Black Farmers and Black food sovereignty, check out the National Black Food&Justice Alliance.
INTERVIEWS, SPEAKING REQUESTS, TOURS
The farm’s focus is on growing vegetables and we are a small, local Black-owned/ woman-owned business. There’s not really any realistic way to be part of speaking events or even do interviews. Please contact Gail in December for January and February availability.
In the meantime, please enjoy these articles, videos, and posts from 2019.
“Seeds of Change: How urban farming is helping erase food deserts” MatterofFactTV. December 14, 2019.
“The Woman Leading the Way for Urban Farming in the Nation’s Capital” by Cassie Chew. Civil Eats, September 26, 2019.
2019 Young Farmers Conference Plenary: “The State- and City-Led Drive for Healthier Soils” December 5, 2019.
“Washington DCs Urban Farming Trailblazer” episode 379 of the Farm Report with Lisa Held. November 13, 2019.
On October 16, 2019 hosted by Melissa Jones from the Edible Activist.
“Farming in Harmony” on Pineapple radio, February 26, 2019.
Joining Jane Fonda and Food Justice Activists at the Fire Drill Friday: November 29, 2019.
We absolutely do not have the capacity to help students with research. We recommend reaching out to some of the non-profits in DC who enjoy small and large grants that free up their staff to participate in these kinds of projects. Dreaming Out Loud, THEARC, Common Good City Farm, DC Greens, and EcoCity Farms are all great choices.
If you would like to donate to support our growth, please contact us and/ or or donate here.