Community Garden

In the Garden

Scroll down for information on the Cornucopia Community Garden (Elm Street, Peterborough), our wonderful outdoor classroom on the grounds of the Peterborough Community Center.  For more information or to volunteer, please contact admin@cornucopiaproject.org, or call (603) 784-5069.

The Cornucopia Community Garden was made possible through a partnership with the Town of Peterborough and the Peterborough Recreation Department.

We began the construction of a community garden at the Peterborough Community Center in 2012 on a gravel-packed spot of land behind the Peterborough Community Center.  The project received a huge boost with a generous donation from the Henry L. and Patricia J. Nielsen Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and was further funded through support from numerous organizations and community members. United Natural Foods has also provided generous funding for additional infrastructure needs.  More than 150 volunteers have donated over 1,500 hours of time and $10,000 of in-kind services to make the garden a reality.

The 7,500 square foot garden is comprised of wheelchair-accessible pathways, a garden shed, a greenhouse (in progress), a mini-amphitheater, and 30 raised vegetable beds. It is designed as an intergenerational giving and teaching garden. Vegetables raised by Cornucopia staff and volunteers are donated directly to families in need through the Peterborough Food Pantry. The garden provides a perfect outdoor classroom for hands-on classes.