• Local Farms Contribute to Classroom Cooking

    From November through March close to 6,000 kids in 273 classrooms across 21 Whatcom County Schools are cooking with Common Threads. The students–aged 5 through 14–get to peel, chop, grate, stir up, and savor a healthy meal cooked communally. While we source as much produce as possible from our partner school gardens, especially Whatcom Middle […]

  • Cooking with Common Threads

    We had such a great time gardening this fall! Our students learned and experienced so much while exploring the wonders of our school gardens! Now that we’ve pulled in our harvest, planted cover crop and mulched our garden beds for winter, we turn to classroom cooking sessions and after-school cooking clubs…HOORAY!!! Our team of Americorps […]

  • Introducing Common Threads’ 2017-18 Americorps Team…

    Common Threads is growing! Our largest Americorps team yet includes Food Educators and also School Farmers, serving collaboratively to ensure community-wide support for thriving school garden learning spaces, increased outreach to families, after-school programs, and inter-agency partnerships. Find out who’s connecting kids to healthy food at a site near you! (click a link to read […]

  • Volunteer Opportunities!

    There are LOTS of different ways to get involved in seed-to-table food education at schools for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Please take a look at the opportunities available and email robyn@commonthreadsfarm.org with any interest!   GARDEN _____ School Garden Lessons: Assist Common Threads’ Food Educators with school garden-based lessons. Includes experiential outdoor education and facilitating small groups of […]




At Common Threads, we grow good people, healthy food and strong communities through hands-on, seed-to-table educational experiences.

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