Three Part Harmony Farm does not do any programming with youth. That is not our specialty. There are almost a dozen non-profit organizations in and around the district that do this quite well.
For teachers and parents looking for a meaningful experience for your kids, especially one that is culturally appropriate, engaging, and uplifting for our Black children, I recommend:
- Rooted and Sustained
- Woodbox Farm (in Virginia)
- The Green Scheme
- Carter Farms (in Virginia)
- DC Greens (only the program at the Well – managed by farmer Kenneth)
Adults interested in getting their hands dirty
There is a work exchange program for adults who can commit to doing a minimum of two 3-hour shifts per month at the farm. This program gives priority to BIPOC and QTBIPOC folx who want to learn more about how to grow plants in soil in a meaningful way, and re-connect with our agrarian roots. Contact gail at threepartharmonyfam.com if this is you!
Signing up your group for a farm workday!
Volunteering with our church, office, or organization together on a farm can be a great way to bond with your co-workers, friends, spiritual community, classmates, etc. Three Part Harmony Farm has capacity to schedule one volunteer group per month, and we recommend scheduling with us in advance. Read the information below and contact us to reserve your spot.
Groups of 5 – 25 adults work with us for a few hours in the cooler morning, do a DIY tour on the farm, and are invited to eat lunch (BYO!) with the farmer and staff and ask questions about sustainable agriculture, Food Policy in the District, connecting social justice values and farming, and get clarity on what they saw and experienced during the workday.
When you volunteer at our 2 acre farm, you’ll jump right in to join our crew in whatever field work is on our task list for the day, including but not limited to: planting, weeding, mulching and bed prep. We have regular clean up days to help maintain the property, clearing out invasives, etc. as well as build days where we construct sheds, out buildings, raised beds you name it so if your group has special technical skills to offer please let us know!
Volunteers are asked to:
- arrive on time
- bring your own water bottle and lunch
- bring a printed copy of the waiver
- show up dressed in clothes and footwear appropriate for working in dirt
- have a good attitude and sense of humor
- be respectful of each other, the farm staff, the plant and animal life on the farm, and our neighbors
We accept a sliding scale donation of $150 – 250 per group. Unfortunately we cannot offer a refund if you cancel with less than two week’s notice. When making a donation, we ask you to take into consideration your organization’s budget and access to resources.