Founded in 2006, Common Threads Farm connects kids to healthy food in the garden, in the kitchen, and at the table. We promote a “seed to table” approach to food production, good nutrition, and environmental stewardship, to help kids to grow up making food choices that are good for their bodies, their communities, and the environment. Most of our programs take place on public school grounds, during the school day in collaboration with classroom teachers and food service staff.
Common Threads currently gardens and cooks with close to 6,000 children in 21 schools across Whatcom County—including each of the Title 1 elementary schools (those where more than 50% of the students qualify for free or reduced price lunch) in the Bellingham and Mt. Baker school districts. Additionally, Common Threads offers after-school, Spring Break and summertime gardening and cooking programs, with need-based financial assistance to enable all students to participate