Category: News

‘Tis The Season! (well…almost!)

That is right!! Local wood!
Well seasoned and ready.



Come get the last of our fall stock at great prices!! Pots, plants, (like pansies) and bulbs.
Fresh Compost and Mulch
Check out our year end prices.



Starting November 29th!!
Special holiday hours!
Monday-Friday 12pm-8pm
Sat 10am 8pm
Sunday 10am-6pm 



Trees are landing soon!  A portion of our sales will be donated to special causes…More to come.

Time to put your garden to bed for winter.  

Need a fall clean up?
Looking for a new design?
Want monthly or seasonal maintenance?

  FX logo


Fairies’ Crossing


Inner City Landscapes
Miniature gardens, roof tops, tree boxes and commercial garden/landscape design



For more information and pictures,
check out the Facebook page HERE!


Have any questions?

Give us a call 202.412.2489
Or email us








Looking forward to seeing you during the Holidays.  


August 7th, 2013

Blow-Out Sale!
This Weekend ONLY
(8/10 & 8/11)

Pay-What-You-Can on all Annuals!
50% OFF on Perennials
50% OFF  Select  Shrubs
50% OFF Select Pottery
50% OFF Select Trees
Help Us Clean Up for FALL!
We will be closed
Aug. 19th – Sept. 2nd
We will stay open from 4-7:30 on Thursdays for CSA, propane, etc.!

We will re-open on Sept. 3rd!

The above are glass flowers made by a local artist named Tim DeVenney.  They’re on sale at OLD CITY Farm and Guild right now!

Have any questions whi
le we’re on our break?

Give us a call 202.412.2489
Or email us


Thanks and See you Soon!


July 10th, 2013

What are your plans
this Friday?

How would you like to come watch a movie with us??
We’re tired of $$$$ bars, restaurants, and theaters…

This Friday is Cinema Verde,
our outdoor movie presentation!

For absolutely free
(minus a friendly donation if you feel so inclined)
you can hang out at OLD CITY Farm and Guild
and watch some great flicks…

We’ve got a double feature this time around,

Starting with the award winning
Woody Allen film,
Annie Hall (1977)


Ending with the hilarious, quirky cult-classic,
Harold and Maude (1971)

We’ll be hanging out enjoying the sunset with some refreshments before hand and then moseying on down to our secret garden for the screening around 8:15

Feel free to bring your favorite drink and snack (some will be provided) and enjoy the show!
Don’t forget your shovel! (Just kidding, we have some)
Check out the Facebook event here!
Have any questions???

We hope everyone had a
Safe and Happy 4th of July!

See you soon!


Words of the Week
CAT STEVENS - Miles From Nowhere (Live 1976)
CAT STEVENS – Miles From Nowhere
(Live 1976)


Miles from nowhere
I guess I’ll take my time
Oh yeah, to reach there

Look up at the mountain
I have to climb
Oh yeah, to reach there.

Lord my body has been a good friend
But I won’t need it when I reach the end

Miles from nowhere
Guess I’ll take my time
Oh yeah, to reach there

I creep through the valleys
And I grope through the woods
’cause I know when I find it my honey
It’s gonna make me feel good

I love everything
So don’t it make you feel sad
’cause I’ll drink to you, my baby
I’ll think to that, I’ll think to that.

Miles from nowhere
Not a soul in sight
Oh yeah, but it’s alright

I have my freedom
I can make my own rules
Oh yeah, the ones that I choose

Lord my body has been a good friend
But I won’t need it when I reach the end

Miles from nowhere
I Guess I’ll take my time
Oh yeah, to reach there.

Cat Stevens

June 28th, 2013

We are extremely happy that the supreme court has finally ruled DOMA unconstitutional! 
This weekend only (6/29 & 6/30), show us you support marriage equality and we’ll give you

15% OFF
your plant purchase!


(and everyone else too)

Our hours for Thursday, July 4th are
10am – 2pm

There will be no one there before or after these times so schedule your visit/CSA pick-up accordingly!

Movie number 2? Yes, please!
Cinema Verde Presentation. 

For all of you newbies out there, Cinema Verde is OLD CITY Farm and Guilds’ outdoor movie night under the stars!  We’ve got a back to back showing this time of two AWESOME flicks so check out the Facebook event below for more info and to RSVP!


Words of the Week 

Owning up to being animal,
a creature of the earth.
Tuning our animal senses
to the sensible terrain:
blending our skin with the rain-rippled surface of rivers,
mingling our ears with the thunder
and the thrumming of frogs,
and our eyes with the molten gray sky.
Feeling the polyrhythmic pulse of this place – this huge windswept body
of water and stone.
This vexed being in whose
flesh we’re entangled.
Becoming Earth. Becoming Animal.
Becoming, in this manner, full human.

David Abram

June 19th, 2013

Greeting Fellow Gardeners!
We’ve got lots of edible, ornamental, medicinal, native, and just plain old awesome plants for sale at OLD CITY Farm and Guild…
So stop by, say hello, and take a look around!

Do you love

skateboarding, film, art, and empowering kids?

Than this event is for you!

Skate Girls Tribe is sponsoring a Skateistan night at Old City Farm which is shaping up to be an amazing night of fun and creativity!!

Check out the Facebook event here!

And for more info, check out an article about the event and it’s sponsors!
Check out the article here!

Save Rock Creek Park Trees!



Join Rock Creek Conservancy volunteers and the National Park Service to save park trees from the chokehold of English ivy, an invasive vine that grows up tree trunks and will eventually weaken and kill the tree.


Volunteers will cut ivy from tree trunks using hand tools. Tools, gloves, and training on how to identify and cut English ivy will be provided.  Ages 16 and up to use tools.

Saturday, June 22, from
9:30 to 11:30 am
Click HERE to register!
(It’s free!)

Words of the Week 

“As people alive today, we must consider future generations: A clean environment is a human right like any other. It is therefore part of our responsibility toward others to ensure that the world we pass on is as healthy, if not healthier, than we found it”
His Holiness
The Dalai Lama

May 29th, 2013


  Don’t Forget!
This Saturday evening is our first

OUTDOOR MOVIE of the season!
Check out the Facebook event for
more information HERE!
Interested in greening your roof and saving some serious money?!
Anacostia Watershed Society has
everything to help you out!

For more info:

*Lancaster Farm Fresh*
CSA Members

Thank you so much for supporting the farm to table movement and choosing OLD CITY Farm and Guild as your drop-off location!  This is a fantastic service that we are offering you, the community!

CSA Drop-off is Thursday
from 4:00pm – 7:30pm

Q: What if I cant pick it up?
A: We do not have refrigeration or enough indoor space to accommodate shares that are not picked up.  If you are unable to pick-up your share by 7:30pm on Thursday, we cannot guarantee holding it.  If you call ahead, we can hold it as late as Friday by 7:00pm.  Any shares not accounted for will be given out and/or delivered to Bread for the City.

Q: When can I pick up my share?
On Thursdays we open at 4:00pm.  Our gates are closed before 4:00pm and our staff are busy taking care of the plants and organizing for pick-up time.  From 4:00pm – 7:30pm is the official pick-up time for CSA members.

Please Note

We support Lancaster Farm’s effort to reduce waste by re-using card-board boxes.  Please bring a bag to pick-up your produce so we can try to save some paper (or cardboard).

If you have any questions for us about hours or holding shares please don’t hesitate to contact us.
202-412-CITY or email us at

If you have specific questions about your
share, pricing, etc.

Please contact Lancaster Farm Fresh


If you have any questions…
Please email us at
or call us at 202 – 412 – 2489
Crossings by Ravi Shankar

Between forest and field, a threshold like stepping from a cathedral into the street- the quality of air alters, an eclipse lifts,

boundlessness opens, earth itself retextured into weeds where woods once were. Even planes of motion shift from vertical
navigation to horizontal quiescence: there’s a standing invitation to lie back as sky’s unpredictable theater proceeds.
Suspended in this ephemeral moment after leaving a forest, before entering a field, the nature of reality is revealed.

April 18th, 2013

The plants are loving this rainy Thursday morning,
in the Nations Capital!



 Speaking of plants, you need
to check out our diverse selection!

 In addition to our magnificent selection of ornamental plants for your garden, we are living true to our word, and expanding our selection of edible and native plants!

We’ve got a huge selection of herbs and veggies,
and we’ve got a truckload of fruit trees, and tons of natives are on their way!


Blueberries, asparagus, tomatoes, basil, zinnias, pansies, begonias, Japanese maples, organic compost, perennials for the sun & shade, pottery and much much more….

LIKE, local, organic compost and potting soil from
Chesapeake Compost Works
(Frank is thrilled about that!)

You NAME it, we’ve GOT it!

(And if we don’t, we’d be happy to try and order it for you!) 




Words of the Week
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
1850 – 1919

I am the voice of the voiceless;
Through me the dumb shall speak,
Till the deaf world’s ear be made to hear
The wrongs of the wordless weak.

From street, from cage and from kennel,
From stable and zoo, the wail
Of my tortured kin proclaims the sin
Of the mighty against the frail.

Oh, shame on the mothers of mortals,
Who have not stopped to teach
Of the sorrow that lies in dear, dumb eyes,
The sorrow that has no speech.

The same force formed the sparrow
That fashioned man the king;
The God of the whole gave a spark of soul
To furred and to feathered thing.

And I am my brother’s keeper,
And I will fight his fight,
And speak the word for beast and bird,
Till the world shall set things right.


Happy Holidays

Greetings and Happy Holidays!
We are all set for the Holiday Season with
Christmas Trees, Wreathes, Garland, Firewood, and More!

Come warm up next to our fire with some hot apple cider!

Are you ready for the party of the year?!

Tickets on Sale Here!

Fall is Here!

Fall is Here - Old City GreenGreetings!

This group of COLE CROPS, which includes most veggies in the Brassica family, also sometimes called “Cold Crops” enjoy cool seasons and are somewhat cold tolerant. Cabbage for instance can withstand frost down to 20 degrees or even 15 degrees F. Cauliflower and chard are more sensitive to cold than broccoli, collards, kale, kohlrabi, or mustard.

Fall is Here – Come Visit!

41 days and counting…

Fall Has Arrived!
The Autumnal Equinox is on
Saturday, September 22nd

Come by this weekend!