Nutrient Dense Gardening

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Organic produce is generally healthier than conventionally grown- but often today’s organic, commercially grown produce is tasteless and lacking in nutrients. Let’s look at how gardeners can work with and enhance living soils, encourage robust microbial soil food webs, and grow tastier crops.

Science has taught us that humans have indispensable microbiomes that primarily support our immune and digestive systems, and it turns out that plants are really not so different. We will explore strategies to ramp up plant health and vigor beginning with a presentation and then moving towards a more hands-on investigation of tangible ways to keep your crops happy.


About the Instructor

Dale Hendricks has been growing and propagating plants professionally since 1975 when he was fortunate to gain employment at Green Leaf Enterprises in Lancaster County, Pa. In 1988 he co-founded North Creek Nurseries, Inc along with current owner Steve Castorani in order to propagate and grow perennials and grasses with an emphasis on natives and garden selections of natives. In 2009 he founded Green Light Plants, LLC. To build carbon friendly and regenerative landscapes; growing native, woodland and permaculture plants, organically and joyfully. Since ’88 he has lived in Landenberg, southern Chester County, Pa with his family where he gardens, propagates plants, and grows good soil. 


Health and Safety

*The Horn Farm Center is offering on-site educational programming with some modifications due to COVID-19. Multiple hand sanitizer stations are available. We will adjust as needed as time passes and things change. In order to ensure the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff, the Horn Farm Center is following current CDC Guidelines. Please contact us at for questions or concerns.

*Parking is along the field above the farmhouse.

*All programs are subject to change based on unforeseen circumstances including inclement weather. Participants will receive an email and phone call if there are any program changes or cancellations. Thank you for supporting regenerative farming and educational programs at the Horn Farm Center.

August 27th, 2022 from  1:00 PM to  4:00 PM
4945 Horn Road
York, PA 17406
United States
Phone: (717) 757-6441
Event Fee(s)
Class Fee $25.00