aerial view Horn Farm

Connect. Educate. Restore.

Our Mission: The Horn Farm Center fosters ecological learning through land stewardship, community partnership, and hands-on experiences.

Our Vision: We envision a world where people live in reciprocity with nature and our agricultural practices revive ecosystems and human well-being. 

We are creating community resilience through education and regenerative agriculture. 

“Making No Small Plans”

2022 was a year of mindful planning and regenerative growth. We didn’t do it alone. Let’s take a look back and celebrate what we accomplished together. 

Thank you to the organizations, businesses, and individuals who supported our work and mission in 2022.

Born out of the successful effort to save the farm from industrial development in 2000, the Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education was established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation in 2004. The Horn Farm leases the property from York County. In 2016, two milestones were reached. First, a conservation easement was placed on the 186-acre property thus preserving the farm in perpetuity. Second, the term of the lease between the county and the Horn Farm Center was extended to 99 years. We are committed to restoring ecological health to both the fields and semi-wild spaces on the farm while providing nutritious food to our community. Our programs encourage others to learn to do the same.

The Horn Farm Center is a bio-regional hub for emergent discovery rooted in the land. We are supported by a community of dedicated volunteers, partner farmers, CSA members, community gardeners, program participants, local businesses, and long-time supporters.

What’s Going on with the Farmhouse?

We are rebuilding! On the night of October 25th, lightning struck the Horn Farm Center’s historic farm house, destroying the 2nd and 3rd floors.  Since then, recovery and rebuilding efforts are underway.

To learn more about our plans, process, and timeline, please visit:


Horn Farm Center occupies the ancestral lands of the Susquehannock peoples. We all live on indigenous land.

We are a partner of the Susquehanna Riverlands, a partnership of organizations working to protect, preserve, and steward the natural lands along the Lower Susquehanna River, emphasizing connectivity, eco-system health, and sustainable public access.