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, […]

School Garden Spotlight: Lowell Elementary

Lowell Elementary 3rd grade teacher Liane Koester likes to emphasize “bringing the food cycle full circle.” That full circle is made manifest in the Lowell School Garden! Established in the spring of 2016, the Lowell garden was the result of Lowell PTA vision, with support from Common Threads and funding from diverse grants and donations. Lowell […]

Introducing Common Threads’ 2017-18 Americorps Team…

Common Threads is growing! Our largest Americorps team yet includes Food Educators and also School Farmers, serving collaboratively to ensure community-wide support for thriving school garden learning spaces, increased outreach to families, after-school programs, and inter-agency partnerships. Find out who’s connecting kids to healthy food at a site near you! (click a link to read […]


As schools return to their rhythms and garden lessons commence, we thank and applaud our summer garden care volunteers – our Garden Angels! Having signed up at the end of spring, Garden Angels cared for gardens all summer – weeding, harvesting, and keeping plants alive during some long hot days! The responsibility and resourcefulness supplied […]

Intern Spotlight: Amber Anderson

Common Threads cherishes interns who contribute multifaceted talents, kindnesses, and passions to growing good eaters! This summer, we were delighted to welcome Amber Anderson whose internship was a culminating experience for a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health at Western Washington University. Amber worked alongside Common Threads Americorps Food Educators during our summer programs […]