Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education

Horn Farm Happenings – February 22, 2019

Though the changes in temperatures makes it seems that winter and spring are switching back and forth on an almost daily basis, the official start of spring, the vernal equinox, is less than a month away (in the northern hemisphere). From our point of view this the moment in time when the sun is located directly above the equator while crossing from the south to the north. More correctly, it is the moment when the earth’s orbit around the sun is such that this orientation occurs. This year spring arrives at 11:19 p.m.(EST) on March 20. The vernal equinox is one of four days (two equinoxes and two solstices) throughout the year that mark the beginning of a new season. The other days are the summer solstice (beginning of summer), the autumnal equinox (beginning of autumn) and the winter solstice (beginning of winter).

Our Spring Wild Lands Primitive Skills sessions are fast approaching! This will be the only time we offer these classes in 2019.

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photo: Michelle Johnsen

Five full-day workshops designed to reconnect you to the land and develop essential survival skills. Register for individual days or the whole series. Details and registration are here:

March 23 – Wilderness Skills: The Art of Seeing & Nature Observation
March 30 – Wilderness Skills: Shelter Building & Finding Water
April 13 – Wilderness Skills: Ancient Art of Fire by Friction
April 20 – Wilderness Skills: Foraging, Hunting & Trapping
April 27 – Wilderness Skills: Advanced Primitive Hunting Techniques


Upcoming events:

March 19 – Bread Baking – Quick Breads
March 30 – Monthly Foraging Walk
March 23 – Wilderness Skills: The Art of Seeing & Nature Observation
March 30 – Wilderness Skills: Shelter Building & Finding Water
April 13 – Wilderness Skills: Ancient Art of Fire by Friction
April 20 – Wilderness Skills: Foraging, Hunting & Trapping
April 27 – Wilderness Skills: Advanced Primitive Hunting Techniques
April 27 – Introduction to Lacto-Fermentation (waitlist)
April 27 – Foraging – Spring Greens
May 3 – Give Local York
May 4 – Heirloom Plant Sale
May 18 – Herbal Intensive
June 22 – Cycle the Solstice
July 23 – Introduction to Canning: Peach Jam
August 8 – Introduction to Canning: Tomato Sauce
August 20 – Roasted Vegetables
September 10 – Introduction to Canning: Applesauce
October 12 – Bread: Rising to the Next Level

2019 Horn Farm Vegetable CSA
Betsy’s Flowers at the Farm Flower CSA
Regenerative Farming Internship
Woodland Steward Training Program
Herbal Intensive

See you at the farm!