Summer Garden Care Volunteer Sign Up

Would you like to help care for one or more school gardens over the summer? The links here (below) will take you to a Sign Up Genius for each garden so you can sign up! Common Threads Americorps Food Educators will wrap up their service by contacting all Summer Garden Care Volunteers for site-based trainings […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Daniel Murphy

Common Threads Volunteer Daniel Murphy assisting a student

Daniel began volunteering with Common Threads as an intern through the Human Services Program at Western Washington University. Excited about empowering students to make informed decisions about food choices, Daniel volunteered with Common Threads camps at The Outback Farm last summer. From Farm Camp to Camp Pizza, from Camp Pasta to Food Investigators, Daniel contributed […]

Volunteer Opportunities!

There are LOTS of ways to get involved in seed-to-table food education with Common Threads! Please take a look at the opportunities available. Email with any interest, or complete our convenient new online form!   GARDEN _____ School Garden Lessons: Assist Common Threads’ Food Educators with school garden-based lessons. Includes experiential outdoor education and facilitating small groups of […]

Volunteer Resources

Looking for some resources to help you with your volunteer placement? Have a look at what is available below: Volunteer & Intern Information Gardening with Kids Cooking with Kids Garden Angels Guide to Summer Garden Care


Common Threads Farm is a great place to volunteer. Whether your interests lie in education, nutrition, sustainable agriculture, building, environmental stewardship, fundraising or event planning – we likely have an opportunity that’s right for you. Interested in an AmeriCorps year of service? Find out more! There are LOTS of different ways to get involved in […]

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 […]

8th Annual Harvest Dinner – a Community Celebration!

For our 8th Annual Harvest Dinner, over 100 friends and family celebrated with Common Threads the harvest of crops planted throughout the year, and the role of community in growing good eaters! Preparation began many months prior, of course, with cultivating soil and planting seeds! In the days and weeks leading up to the event, […]

8th Annual Harvest Dinner

Come and join us for a celebration of healthy kids and healthy food! The 8th Annual Harvest Dinner will take place Thursday, October 26, 5-7pm at the Whatcom Middle School Cafeteria. A community celebration, the Harvest Dinner features a seasonal menu of foods grown and prepared by kids, plus garden tours, crafts, games and entertainment! $10 donation supports Common Threads school-based […]