More kids attend camp on scholarship than ever before

More kids attend camp on scholarship than ever before

When school’s out, it’s time for camp!  The beautiful 5-acre grounds of the WWU Outback Farm is the perfect spot for exploring nature and healthy food.   From the beginning, Common Threads’ has been committed to never turning a child away for lack of funds. This year,...
Impact of Common Threads school gardening & cooking programs

Impact of Common Threads school gardening & cooking programs

In the 2018-2019 school year, over 6700 kids in 21 schools across four school districts in Whatcom County gardened, cooked, and ate with Common threads. But so what? What changed because of our programs?  In the spring of 2019, we conducted an evaluation of our...
At-Risk After-School and Summer Programs

At-Risk After-School and Summer Programs

When school’s out, too many children in our community spend their time in environments where there is not enough to do, not enough to eat, and not enough positive human contact. This past year, thanks to support from Share our Strength and the Chuckanut Health...
Winter Garden Tips

Winter Garden Tips

As colder temperatures become more commonplace, most crops are coming out of season. But, in the Pacific Northwest, October is the perfect time to plant garlic. In our school gardens, kindergarteners are planting garlic right now to be used in next years cooking...
Upcoming Make A Difference Day Work Parties, 2019

Upcoming Make A Difference Day Work Parties, 2019

Make A Difference Day is one of the largest annual days of service nationwide. YOU can make a difference this year! Help at one of our upcoming school garden work parties so that kids can continue to have access to healthy food education in schools. Just bring your...
Rice & Greens at Birchwood International Market

Rice & Greens at Birchwood International Market

Have you been to the Birchwood International Market yet? If not, you should go – though you’ll have to wait for next year. The summertime market is a large open air market celebrating the rich cultural diversity of Birchwood featuring cultural performance,...