WHO WE ARE

Cornucopia Project is a New Hampshire nonprofit. Rooted in public health, we approach nutrition holistically, from farm to fork, with hands-on learning for the community.

Planting seeds for a lifetime of healthy eating.

Growing gardens, providing healthy food for families in need, bringing students into the kitchen, and inspiring future food system advocates are some of the ways that Cornucopia Project works for a healthier future for all.

We are collaborators and partners with projects, organizations and businesses who share our values. Our direct impact is local to the Monadnock Region while the models developed at Cornucopia Project are replicable and shared nationally through farm to school networks.

We are growing a sustainable food future and leading by example. We are discovering inroads for bringing local produce into schools, restaurants and homes. We are designing farm to school programs that expand access and promote healthy eating.  You can help.

Our work is made possible by the generous support of volunteers, donors, partners, sponsors and grant funding.

Our beliefs

Cornucopia Project believes that farm to fork education is an effective pathway to overall community health and wellness.

In New Hampshire, challenges related to healthy eating center on nutrition awareness, food preparation education and the availabiliy of nutrient rich fresh produce at home and within programs that address equitable healthy food access.

The food system is a circle. Nourishing food comes from healthy soil. Healthy soil is sustained by mindful food production. Understanding human interdependence with nature through the lens of food is a an enriching journey for people and place.

Our values

Integrity. We pursue honorable initiatives and work in a way that is honest, transparent and ethical

Empowerment. We respond to systemic problems and empower people to lead healthier lives

Community. We accomplish more by working together to address human needs

Stewardship. We respect resources by operating strategically to create more than we consume

Our Founder

In 2005 Kin Schilling started her first community garden, inspried by the work of Alice Waters and other leaders in sustainable living.

Welcoming neighbors and a nearby school to work and learn alongside her, Kin sparked a farm to school movement. Leading Cornucopia Project through 2014, Kin grew a team and built learning gardens for schools and institutions throughout the region.

Kin’s programs and advocacy have had an enduring impact on community health and nutrition.

Year-Round Employees

Lauren R. Judd

Lauren R. Judd

Executive Director

Natasha Meehan

Natasha Meehan

Executive Coordinator

Leigh Mae MacLellan

Leigh Mae MacLellan

Farm Manager

Jess Gerrior

Jess Gerrior

Program Specialist

Olivia Clark

Olivia Clark

Education Specialist

Board of Trustees

Dana O'Brien

Dana O'Brien

Board Chair

Hannah Bissex

Hannah Bissex

Board Secretary

Nina McIntyre

Nina McIntyre

Board Treasurer

Paul Tuller

Paul Tuller

Farm Committee Leader

Carolyn Hough

Carolyn Hough

Culinary Committee Leader

Ruth Clark

Ruth Clark

Philanthropy Committee Leader

Cindy Thomashow

Cindy Thomashow

Education Committee Leader

Sue Martin

Sue Martin

Board Member, Committee Member

Mike Stanley

Mike Stanley

Board Member, Committee Member