We believe in the power of education.
By demonstrating and teaching holistic earth skills, we are building a community of skilled land stewards. Horn Farm Center offers a wide variety of classes and workshops focused on earth-based skill-building and connecting people with nature. By fostering a love for the earth, we aim to inspire and innovate practices and behaviors that address some of our planet’s most pressing needs: restoring broken ecosystems, rebuilding lost wildlife habitat, and reversing climate change.
Classes at the Horn Farm Center are taught by Horn Farm Center’s education staff as well as many regional guest instructors. We thank our partner organizations and guest instructors for sharing their expertise and unique perspectives with the Horn Farm community. If you are interested in teaching classes at the Horn Farm Center, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Backyard Composting Workshops
In partnership with the York County Solid Waste Authority, the Horn Farm Center offers a comprehensive, hands-on workshop that emphasizes the affordability and simplicity of composting at home.
Discover the joys of composting and learn how to reduce waste and make your own rich garden soil in your own backyard!
Two workshops are offered each spring and fall.
Foraging is the act of finding and gathering wild foods. By engaging in this age-old practice, we can provide ourselves with healthy and abundant food and medicine, become more self-reliant, and connect on a much deeper level to the landscape in which we live.
We are offer a variety of foraging classes for beginners each month, April through December.
Guided Nature & Plant Walks
Spark you sense of wonder and adventure during educational walks through the woodlands and the meadows of the Horn Farm Center. Learn practical earth skills like native and invasive plant identification, alternative uses of plants, tracking, and more!
Join us and discover the beauty and power of of our local ecosystems!
The Horn Farm Center is home to a fully restored summer kitchen, certified and registered by the PA Department of Agriculture and equipped for hands-on cooking and learning experiences. The building’s most unique feature is its 1780s wood-fired Squirrel Tail oven, which is the centerpiece of our bread baking classes and workshops.
After a long hiatus due to COVID-19, classes are making a comeback to our kitchen in 2023. Stay tuned for updates!
Kitchen & Herb Classes
Natural Arts & Craft Workshops
There are many paths to connecting with the natural world. Let your creativity run wild at the Horn Farm Center!
We offer a variety of natural arts and craft workshops designed to help you co-create with nature.
Each year we offer a variety of farming and gardening classes for the beginning gardener to the seasoned grower.
All classes focus on regenerative cultivation techniques – our gardening and farming is designed to restore our soils, protect our waterways, and grow healthy food.
Farm & Garden Workshops
Primitive Skills Classes
We believe that connecting with nature is the key to a regenerative future. Horn Farm Center’s Primitive Skills Classes are designed to immerse students in the natural world and reconnect them with their sense of place.
Students gain hands-on experience with basic, pre-industrial, woodland-style survival skills/bushcraft.
Classes include gathering wild foods and medicine, building debris-huts, animal tracking, fire-making techniques such as hand-drill and bow drill, making basic hunting implements such as a survival bow and simple traps, and much more!