Written by Carly Markowitz
Common Threads Farm Food Educator Update

 Spring is here and Common Threads is ready for another season of gardening at Kendall, Acme, and Harmony Elementary. Common Threads is a non-profit organization that connects kids to healthy food in the garden, in the kitchen, and at the table. This winter students at all three schools cooked simple, seasonal, and cost-friendly recipes in their classrooms with their food educators Carly and Jess.
Beginning in March students will be engaging in science-based garden lessons twice a month with their food educator. Students will have the opportunity to plant a variety of seeds and starts, maintain a compost system, engineer and build a bean trellis, and more! As often as possible, classes include celebratory tastings of something fresh growing in the school garden. Common Threads is proud to partner with the Mt. Baker School District and looks forward to many years of growing and eating nutritious foods with our community.

Whatcom County Library Master Gardener Programs

Getting Your Hands Dirty
Get ready to plant your vegetable garden. Learn from Whatcom County Master Gardeners in this free session what soil temperatures will encourage your seeds and starts to grow, planting tips and tricks, important garden care including mulching, pests and diseases, and what you should know about compost, fertilizers and mulches.  Program is sponsored by an Ellen A'Key King County Master Gardener Foundation Grant.
Deming: Saturday, April 20th 11:00-12:30 PM
North Fork: Saturday, April 27th 11:00-12:30 PM
Your Fall Gardening Starts Now
Vegetables for fall must be started early before lower light levels and cooler temperatures slow their growth. Learn from Whatcom Master Gardeners in this free session about cool weather crops, perennial vegetables, and protective covers and how to prepare your garden for winter.  Program is sponsored by an Ellen A'Key King County Master Gardener Foundation Grant.
Deming: Saturday, July 13th 11:00-12:30 PM
North Fork: Saturday, July 20th 11:00-12:30 PM

Monthly Community Meal
East Whatcom Regional Resource Center
First Tuesday of Every Month
April Meal Hosted by Community Meals Committee
Menu: Beef & Veggie Tacos with various toppings
Tuesday, April 2nd at the EWRRC, 6:30 pm

Next Meal Tuesday, May 7th  at 6:30 pm

Community Meals is looking for volunteers!
Interested in meeting neighbors and helping prepare, set up, or clean up for a community meal? Please contact Jessica Bee at or call the EWRRC at 360-599-3944. 

E-Mail Jessica About Community Meals!
The Twin Sisters Market is coming to a corner near you starting the first weekend of June! 
9AM-3PM @ the IGA Parking Lot in Nugent's Corner
10AM-2PM @ the North Fork Library •  Maple Falls
Get your fresh veggies in your community!

Food Lifeline and the Opportunity Council have changed the schedule of the Mobile Food Pantry distribution at the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center! Please see the updated flyer below with more information. 

Saturday April 6th (doors at 11:30AM) & Friday, April 19th (doors at 10AM )

we will be transitioning to distributions on the FIRST SATURDAYS and THURD FRIDAYS of each month, beginning Saturday, April 9th!

To volunteer call (360) 599-3944 
English/Spanish/Russian Mobile Food Pantry Flyer
If you have updates or ideas to share, or want to be involved in any of the projects listed in the Foothills Food Access Plan, please contact us at or call Kelly Vogel, FCFP Communications Coordinator, at (360) 599-3944.

Thank you for your passion and dedication to improving healthy food access in the Foothills Community!

Foothills Community Food Partnership
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