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Cycle the Solstice

bike riders at teh Horn Farm Cycle the Solstice event

On Saturday, June 18, The Cycle Works of Wrightsville, Pennsylvania will be hosting the second annual Cycle the Solstice bicycle ride to benefit The Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education. Cycle the Solstice is a 10-, 20-, 30-, 62-mile fun bike ride through York and Lancaster counties. The ride will offer cycling opportunities for riders of all ages and abilities while providing information about leading healthy lifestyles through supporting sustainable, organic local farming. This healthy, fun family event will benefit Horn Farm Center’s Internship Program that offers hands-on training for future farmers and homesteaders.
The general format of each ride will have riders leaving from the beautiful grounds of The Horn Farm Center in the morning, riding their chosen loop at their own pace, guided by road blazes and cue sheets, and returning to the farm upon completion of their loop. Along the way, riders will stop at local small business farms and markets for refreshments produced at the farms and other local food and agriculture businesses.

New for 2016 – VIP Grower 20 Miler! Based on the responses from last year’s ride, we’re offering a guided, tour-style 20 mile course with lots of extra perks! Registrants for this ride will receive preferential parking, special event swag, a trained bicycle mechanic ride leader, a support vehicle, a meal at the half-way rest stop and more!

Everyone who registers by JUNE 5th will receive an event t-shirt (100% cotton, organic dyes), a canvas drawstring market backpack, as well as information from our sponsors about growing and buying local food and living a healthy lifestyle.

Event Details:

PARKING is available onsite.
REGISTRATION will open at 7:30am. Day-of registration will be available for $5 extra.
FOOD – A light breakfast and coffee from Veloroma Coffee House will be available at registration. We are working on lining up post-ride food.
RAIN OR SHINE – Unless the forcast calls for something epic, the rides will roll wet or dry.
We are making inprovements to the course markings and cue sheets from last year, but we do encourage riders to download the course map to their smart phones or cycling computer ideally close to event date to allow us to update the courses with the rest stops, etc.

Click here for registration and more information.

Horn Farm Names First Education Director

Jonathan Darby

On January 1, 2016, Jonathan Darby was promoted to Education Director at the Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education. Because of this newly created position, educational offerings at the Horn Farm will greatly increase in 2016. The public is invited to register for classes and workshops covering gardening, farming, foraging, and preparation of seasonal, local produce. More information can be found at

Jonathan has been involved at the Horn Farm since 2008 when he volunteered on the committee that conceived and created the Incubator Farm Project. Jonathan received his Permaculture Design Certification in 2011 from Susquehanna Permaculture and in 2014 completed his Permaculture Teacher Training through Dynamic Ecological Design.

Jonathan is dedicated to educating people about the intersection of farming and ecology, to growing tomorrow’s farmers, and to building community resilience in uncertain times. Jonathan is a wild foods enthusiast and educator, former owner and operator of Sterling Farm, and has been active in the local farming community for the past ten years.

Horn Farm Announces New Internship Program for 2016

Intern at Horn Farm

We are pleased and excited to announce our 2016 Farm Internship Program! This is a part-time, hands-on training program for people with 0 to 2 years of farm experience. The program provides foundational knowledge and practical skills for those interested in small-scale, intensive, organic vegetable and permaculture-based production methods. This program will be valuable and suitable for anyone interested in exploring a future in small-scale vegetable production as well as anyone interested in learning growing skills for the purpose of homesteading, gardening, and feeding themselves and their community. Click here for more information.