Cooking – Cool Chefs
We are currently evaluating the structure of Cool Chefs in order to expand and offer the program to a wider student population. We expect our next series of classes to begin in February 2018.
Below is information on the Spring 2017 Cool Chefs classes.
Our Cool Chef program provides students in grades 3 through 6 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.
Scholarships: We are grateful to the Keith M. Sullivan Foundation for providing a number of scholarships during our last Cool Chef session.
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Cooking – Adult
Beginning June 8, the Peterborough Library will be hosting “Lunch and Learn”, a free summer Wellness Series in partnership with the Cornucopia Project. From mindfulness to the benefits of eating pasture-raised meat and dairy, there is something for everyone. All talks are held at the library from noon to 1 p.m., and guests are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. Please click the below image for full details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.com to set up a time when we can talk about your interest in volunteering.
Kids Connect! Farm, Field & Forest
Thanks to the Monadnock Conservancy, their Kids Connect! Farm, Field & Forest, a 5-week summer program, was brought to the Peterborough region through a partnership with the Cornucopia Project and Four Winds Farm. The program goals are to promote self-esteem, teamwork, play and healthy eating by fostering a connection to land and nature through farming, gardening and woodland exploration activities, and was an expansion of the Conservancy’s Kids Connect! Fun on the Farm program that was launched last year at Tracies Community Farm in Fitzwilliam, NH. The Cornucopia Project oversaw the 10-class session that was held at Four Winds Farm.
Thanks to funding from the Caswell Foundation, Kids Connect! helps serve children ages 8 to 12 who may not have the opportunity to participate in other outdoor summer programs.
Farms & Markets
Farmer John’s Plot, Dublin
Four Winds, Peterborough
Fox Den Farm, Lyndeborough
Hungry Bear Farm, Wilton
Mad Radish CSA, Peterborough
Mayfair Farm, Harrisville
Rosaly’s Garden and Farmstand, 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.