Margarita’s Story of Service

Margarita’s Story of Service

Hello! My name is Margarita Gonzalez and I had the opportunity to serve as an Americorps Food Educator with Common Threads Farm in Bellingham, Washington. Common Threads focuses on food and garden education, mainly with kids, through garden lessons in the spring and...

Food Education at Whatcom Detention School

written by AmeriCorps Food Educator, Hannah Allen-Young I started my position as an AmeriCorps Food Educator with Common Threads in the Summer of 2019. I felt simultaneously ready to teach and way out of my depth. Most of all though I was excited to get started on...
Nutrition Month: An AmeriCorps member’s reflection

Nutrition Month: An AmeriCorps member’s reflection

Written by Tessa Bolon, AmeriCorps Food Educator I applied to Common Threads when I was living in Florida, and was super excited to be outdoors and teaching children (two of my favorite things). However, COVID-19 had different plans, and I quickly realized that both...
Next Generation Science Standards Virtual Lessons

Next Generation Science Standards Virtual Lessons

This year’s team of AmeriCorps Food Educators created these great resources for teachers who have been teaching virtually during the pandemic. Check it out to see some science-based lessons for kids in 3rd-5th grade: 3rd Grade Lesson 1: Rainfall Representations...