Common Threads Farm
Common Threads gardens, cooks, eats, and learns with young people between the ages of 2 – 22.
The “Common Threads” throughout our programs are a commitment to:
***Food Competency – Knowing how to grow and prepare healthful, delicious food.
***Food Literacy – Understanding how daily food choices impact the health of our bodies, our community, and the environment.
***Food Justice – Ensuring that there is enough healthful, nutritious, culturally appropriate food available for all.
*** Youth Empowerment – Through gardening and cooking, youth learn life skills that extend beyond nutrition to include patience, teamwork, delayed gratification, learning from failure, and stewardship for living things.
*** Environmental Stewardship – Connecting children in joyful, caring ways with their daily neighborhood and school environments is a foundation for forming connections with the larger global environment.
Common Threads works with over 3200 youth annually through our partnerships with schools and with nonprofits that specifically target services to low-income youth as well as through our open enrollment summer camp and after school programs. Children who are well nourished learn better, act better, and feel better. We believe in empowering youth to be active in their food choices, and are guided by the belief that educated eaters are healthier eaters.