Our History

History

Kin Schilling founded the Cornucopia Project in 2006 after learning of skyrocketing rates of childhood obesity across the country.  Her vision was to provide children access to healthy food through school gardening education.

It all began on a small spot of triangle-shaped land near her home in Hancock, NH.  As Kin tilled, children and adults started showing up, asking if they could lend a hand.  Soon Susie Spikol, Program Coordinator for the Harris Center, joined Kin and they began offering gardening classes for children and CSA shares.  Shortly thereafter, Kin began teaching edible education, first at Hancock Elementary School and then at Dublin Consolidated School. More than a decade later, the Cornucopia Project has grown from a tiny seven family CSA to a non-profit that touches thousands of community members every year.

Kin  retired in 2014 as Executive Director, and is spending much of her “retirement” time painting, gardening, and cooking for others–something also close to her heart!

 

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Kin Schilling near her Hancock home walking her small flock of sheep with Cornucopia volunteers.