One child at a time,we aim to plant the seed, both literally and figuratively. We strive to engage children in hands-on, agricultural experiences that allow them to establish a direct connection to the earth, and to their food source. Ideally, this also provides children with the basis for a long-lasting relationship with their local environment.
The Cornucopia Project offers programming to students in the Conval School District in New Hampshire. Students at Dublin and Hancock Elementary Schools learn about healthy food choices through their school gardens.
Hancock Elementary School's garden is located at Brooks' Side Farm in Hancock, where the children visit weekly. The farm is owned by the Mathewson family, and is one of the oldest farms in Hancock. The farm provides an opportunity for children to work in the large garden as well as to visit with six resident sheep and two miniature donkeys.
Dublin Consolidated School has five raised beds located on the school grounds. Cornucopia staff visit the school weekly during the spring and fall to plant and harvest vegetables with students, and teach hands-on garden lessons. Much of the garden produce is used in the school cafeteria.
South Meadow School's vegetable gardens began in 2007, when Cornucopia built eleven raised beds and helped with the beginnings of a bread oven. The program is currently managed by Jan Buonana and Ian Peach from Hand Drawn Farm in Hancock, who also share Brooks' Side Farm with the Cornucopia Project.