Support the Farmer Incubator at Farmer John’s Plot

Originally posted at Farmer John’s Plot

Support the Incubator

50e4f5_e2a0384b916e4c31aa48c012178b3102~mv2Farmer John’s Plot will manage a farm laboratory across the road from ConVal High School where students from that school and others will engage in hands-on sustainable farming courses and experiences.  They are joining forces on this farm site with the Cornucopia Project, a local non-profit that focuses on tying gardening to primary education.   Their programs will combine to provide a seamless path from elementary garden education all the way up through high school and post graduate sustainable agricultural training via our incubator program.

They are partnering with the local Peterborough Food Pantry to help to supply fresh and nutritious food choices to area families with low income.  This is a pilot program that could provide a great example to other food pantries on how local farmers and organizations can partner to make local healthy food options available to those of all income levels.

Also, they are collaborating with The Well School, a private K-8 school in Peterborough, to provide them with a farm to school program.  They will manage a farm site adjacent to the school property and conducting farm education classes with the students throughout the school year.

Support the Farm Incubator Program today!


Food for Thought Film: Inhabit

Inhabit – Tuesday, March 1, 6 to 8 p.m. – Peterborough Community Theatre, 6 School Street, Peterborough.  Includes a talk by Steve Whitman. Sponsored by the Cornucopia Project.


Food For Thought, a free monthly film series about food, nutrition, farming and gardening is held on the first Tuesday of each month at the Peterborough Community Theatre.

Inhabit is a feature length documentary introducing permaculture: a design method that offers an ecological lens for solving issues related to agriculture, economics, governance, and more.  The film presents an array of projects, concepts and people, and translates the diversity of permaculture into something that can be understood by all audiences.

The film will be followed by a discussion on permaculture led by Steve Whitman, Inhabit cast member and professional planner, permaculture teacher and educator.  Steve is an adjunct faculty at Plymouth State University where he teaches environmental planning, community planning, permaculture and sustainability. Free film!

Lots of AMAZING Cooks in This Kitchen

From the Cornucopia Project

Cornucopia will be offering adult and youth cooking and nutrition programs at the Community Kitchen in partnership with the Peterborough Recreation Department.  Click here to directly link to the Recreation Department’s online registration that includes full program details.

Highlights include:
– Fine cooking series with Aylmer Given, III, Executive Chef at Summerhill Assisted Living, and Cornucopia’s Founder, Kin Schilling.  Three Beautiful Countries, Three Wonderful Cuisines begins Wednesday, April 22.
– After school cooking classes for 5th and 6th grade students with Tiffany Calcutt, Certified Dietitian Nutritionist and former Cornucopia School Garden Teacher. Cool Chefs begins Tuesday, March 31.

View more Community Programs from the Cornucopia Project.

Hypertufa Garden Plante

From the Cornucopia Project

What is hypertufa? It’s a handmade process of mixing Portland cement, peat moss and perlite to a create a rock-like substance perfect for creating planters.  The workshop will be held at the  Cornucopia Community Garden-Peterborough Community Center on Sunday, April 19, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Participants can bring their creations home to cure just in time for Mother’s Day gift-giving!

Join instructor Donna Quinn as she shares her expertise in making these beautiful planters— perfect for herbs,  flowers, or houseplants.

Class limited to 15 participants and includes all materials.  Please bring rubber gloves.  Cost:  $35. Contact Joyce at, or call 784-5069 for more information or to register. View more Community Programs from the Cornucopia Project.