Resources for gardening at home with your kids

Gardening Resources: NW Maritime Garden Guide – Our go-to for gardening questions in the PNW! Great information about planting, growing and harvesting all kinds of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. Includes calendars and tips! Steve Solomon’s Gardening in...
Farmer Joe’s February Garden Tips

Farmer Joe’s February Garden Tips

February means crop planning for us here at Common Threads. Our Farmer Joe led a training for our Food Educators last week so that we can start to put plans together for each of the 24 school gardens we steward. We wanted to share his tips and tricks with you all for...
Connecting Through Chickpea Curry

Connecting Through Chickpea Curry

Try it yourself! Check out the Chickpea Curry recipe by Caroline Boschetto, AmeriCorps Food Educator Food is perhaps one of the most beautiful expressions of connection. The creation of a delicious meal from diverse ingredients embodies connections between farmers and...
Serving on Snow Days

Serving on Snow Days

Written by Kiana Jenkins, AmeriCorps Food Educator   Bellingham, WA may not appear to be the most likely location to collect snow. However, earlier this month, Bellingham was rocked with ice and almost a foot of snow, which caused many schools to close down during...
Farmer Joe’s December garden (actually, tea) tips

Farmer Joe’s December garden (actually, tea) tips

While there are still lots of tasks that can be done in the garden (check out Cloud Mountain’s great list), I enjoy warming up in wintertime by drinking some hot, wholesome herbal teas. You can make them easily; you can even grow your own herbs! Here are some...
Learning to chiffonade and emulsify with Confetti Slaw

Learning to chiffonade and emulsify with Confetti Slaw

by Caroline Boschetto, AmeriCorps Food Educator When Mr. Meissner’s third grade students hear a knock at the door and see two smiling faces in beet-logo t-shirts enter toting a black rolling box, their faces light up. The instructors begin unpacking colorful utensils,...