Community Programs


Cooking – Youth




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Winter/Spring 2017 Cool Chefs

Our Cool Chef program is beginning its third year. . . providing students in grades 3 through 8 with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of preparing healthy food while working alongside their peers. This is a fun and engaging after-school program for students of all skill levels.  Recipes include healthy snacks, nutritious lunches, delicious dinners, and baking as well!  Some ingredients will be sourced directly from the garden.  See samples of previous class recipes here.

Cool Chefs is held at the Peterborough Community Center Kitchen on Elm Street.  Those students attending Peterborough Elementary School can take after-school bus #19 to the center, and South Meadow students can take bus #16. For more information, please call 784-5069.



Grades 3 & 4, Tuesdays Session 2 – Sorry, class is full

When:   March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11

Time:     3:45 to 5:15 pm; $65




Scholarships:  Thanks to the Keith M. Sullivan Foundation, a limited number of scholarships are available for families in need. Please contact us for further info at

Questions: email


Cooking – Adult

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Soup But Was Afraid to Ask is the title of Kin Schilling’s soup making classes! Can you imagine how much fun it will be to learn Kin’s secrets to making scrumptious soups right in her own kitchen? She will share her love and knowledge of healthy and luscious food during this 3-part cooking series. Classes include hors d’oeuvres, all hands-on deck preparation and lively conversation, followed by a shared sit-down (soup) dinner. As Cornucopia’s founder, Kin knows how to cook up goodness! Only 6 spots available per class.  Sign up for one class or all.
When:   January 26, February 9 and 23
Where:  40 Norway Hill Road, Hancock
Time:  6 to 8 p.m.
Cost:  $35 per class
Class 1 -January 26 – Sorry, this class has a full registration.
Class 2 – February 9 – here
Class 3 – February 23 – here




Food For Thought, a monthly film series about food, nutrition, farming and sustainability, is held on the first Tuesday of each month at the Peterborough Community Theatre.  $5 admission.


 Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Sourlands is a provocative tale of ecologoy, energy and agriculture.
For more information contact, or visit









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. Check our calendar for the most up-to-date information on all programs. For more information or to register, please contact, 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.



Our school and community programs would not be possible without the exceptional help we’ve received from our community volunteers.  If you’re interested in getting involved, here are some of our volunteer opportunities.

  • Become a Garden Steward at one of our school gardens or at the Cornucopia Community Garden. Stewards help us maintain the gardens throughout the summer, making sure that we’re on top of the necessary watering, weeding and harvesting.
  • Volunteer to teach a class. . .culinary, gardening, garden crafts, etc.  Let us know how your expertise can enrich the lives of our community members!
  • Do you have carpentry skills?  We often have garden or office projects that are in need of a carpenter or handyman!
  • Signup for a garden work day for yourself or for a group.  Many schools and organizations help our gardens grow by scheduling annual work days.  The following schools, organizations and businesses have led the way with annual visits:  High Mowing School, United Natural Foods, Inc., Barbara C. Harris Center Camp & Conference Center, Church of Latter-Day Saints, Summer Teen Challenge (Peterborough Rec Department).
  • Lend a hand during an event by helping with registration, serving, cleanup, etc.

Please call Joyce at (603) 784-5069 or email to set up a time when we can talk about your interest in volunteering.


Farms & Markets


Cloverly Farm, Greenfield

Farmer John’s Plot, Dublin

Four Winds, Peterborough

Fox Den Farm, Lyndeborough

Hungry Bear Farm, Wilton

Mayfair Farm, Harrisville

Rosaly’s Garden and Farmstand, Peterborough

Walkabout Farm, Peterborough

Peterborough Farmer’s Market, Peterborough

Fresh Chicks Market, Peterborough



Please support our local farmers and producers!

Let us know if you would like us to list your farm.