"Gardens, scholars say, are the first sign of commitment to a community. When people plant corn they are saying, let's stay here. And by their connection to the land, they are connected to one another." - Anne Raver

Joining The Cornucopia Project

I'm thrilled to be joining The Cornucopia Project staff part-time as a Garden Educator.

The Cornucopia Project empowers our community to make healthy food choices. We do this by creating and delivering interactive experiential educational programs and teaching models, adapted to a variety of learning spaces, from gardens to classrooms and kitchens. These programs connect people of all ages to real food and to each other. We increase our impact by partnering with organizations that share our core values of:
  • Good Health
  • Effective Education
  • Strong Community
My internship experience with this organization in 2011 essentially solidified my sense of professional calling as an environmental educator in community food systems. I was especially proud that year to have researched and written a Community Impact Grant to build a learning and giving garden which has now been providing fresh produce for the pantry at the Peterborough Community Center for several years. I'm really looking forward to getting to know the teachers, professionals, and volunteers with whom I'll be working and digging deeper into the work of garden-based education and community resilience.

Gladly, this work will complement my work as C&S/AUNE Workplace Gardens Fellow. Building connections is so important in this work, and I'm grateful to be part of it, building and leading it along with such passionate and dedicated people.

More info: CornucopiaProject.org