Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hooray For Us!

Good News! Your application to participate with Common Threads Farm Education Program was accepted! Sunnyland Elementary School  is one of four Bellingham Schools that will be partnering with Common Threads during the winter of 2013-2014 to expand garden and food-based education programs.  Mara Schradle, a Common Threads Garden Educator, will be at your school every Tuesday working with fourth grade students to deepen their understanding of everything from life-science to nutrition to teamwork through garden and cooking based education.  

While this pilot project will look different at each school (Happy Valley, Sunnyland, Alderwood and Whatcom) Some of the things you might look forward to include:
  • Good smells wafting down the halls of your school as students learn to prepare easy, healthy, low-budget snacks and meals
  • Classroom based science experiments related to plant growth
  • Youth run farm stands
  • More student engagement in early season garden planning
  • More student grown produce making its way into the snack program or the cafeteria
Thanks to grant support from the Sustainable Whatcom Fund of the Whatcom Community Foundation - Common Threads is able to offer the extended Garden/Food Educator resource to each partner school at no additional charge.

Laura Plaut
Executive Director
Common Threads Farm
1711 Ellis #102
Bellingham WA 98225

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