Virtual Cooking with Common Threads!

Virtual Cooking with Common Threads!

Written by Caroline Boschetto, AmeriCorps Food Educator   Everyone knows that at Common Threads we love cooking with kids, whether it be in classrooms, housing units and detention facilities, after school clubs, or our summer camps. While we can’t connect with...
Distributing food, sharing joy

Distributing food, sharing joy

Written by Caroline Boschetto, AmeriCorps Food Educator   Last fall, Common Thread’s AmeriCorps Food Educators explored the environmental concept of adaptation with third graders, using thorny plants and brightly colored critters as examples. We never could have...

We stand in solidarity

Dear friends –  When we witness the murder of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis or the murder of Manuel Ellis in Tacoma, our hearts break.  Not only for these two men and their families, but also because these instances are only two recent examples...
Covid-19 Update May 2020

Covid-19 Update May 2020

As weeks turn into months of our new “Covid normal-not-normal”, Common Threads continues to look for ways large and small that we can sow seeds of hope and joy.   In particular we are:   Tending (and expanding) school gardens so that we can harvest the produce to...
Garden Season has begun!

Garden Season has begun!

by AmeriCorps Food Educator, Caroline Boschetto Starting a garden is never a predictable endeavor. You may try to control the exact variety of seeds you’re planting, the amounts of water you pour over their roots, and the weeds and pests that you attempt to drive out....
Resources for gardening at home with your kids

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...