The Cornucopia Project Announces Search for new Executive Director

The Cornucopia Project, the Monadnock Region’s leader in educational programs connecting people of all ages to fresh, local food and to each other, has announced it is searching for a new Executive Director. Karen Hatcher, who has led the organization since 2017, is transitioning from the organization to take a position with the Town of Peterborough. In the interim, the organization will be managed by its exceptionally capable staff and Board of Directors.

“The Board of the Cornucopia Project is deeply grateful to Karen Hatcher, who brought strong business and management acumen, as well as, energy and creativity that benefited Cornucopia in so many ways,” commented new board Chair, Cathie Sage. “We also thank Erin Taylor, who brought great leadership to the board as Chair for the last several years. Her vast nonprofit board experience made a huge impact on the organization.”

Erin Taylor has served on the Board of Trustees of Cornucopia since 2017 and has chaired the Board since January 2019. She will continue to serve on the board.

The organization is also announcing the addition of Carolyn Hough, owner of Cranberry Meadow Farm in Peterborough, to the Board. Carolyn is a chef by trade, an avid gardener and is enthusiastic about education programs for growing, preparing and eating healthy food. The Board has also recently elected a new slate of officers: Cathie Sage of Peterborough as Board Chair, Nina McIntyre of Dublin as Treasurer, and Ruth Clark of Sharon as Secretary.

Interested applicants for the Executive Director position are encouraged to view the job description and details for applying:

About The Cornucopia Project

Cornucopia supports the health and vitality of our community by providing educational programming on growing healthy food and making nutritious food choices. The Cornucopia Project creates teaching gardens in local schools and produces abundant crops at the student-powered Cornucopia Educational Farm. During the Summer and Fall of 2020 the Cornucopia Farm will be offering Bounty Bags of fresh produce as well as the opportunity to donate the farm’s produce to local food pantries. Learn more at

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