Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Mission Statement

The Horn Farm Center recognizes diversity as an essential element that supports and enriches life on our planet. Humans have the potential to consciously contribute to and participate in the vast, diverse and interdependent web of life. 

Our organic family includes microbes, plants, insects, animals, and humans, all of which foster a balance that promotes the harmony of life. Today our life harmony is globally imbalanced on multiple levels, negatively affecting ecosystems, farm and food systems, watersheds, air quality, endangering animal and plant species and disrupting our human social systems. We are responsible for creating this global disharmony, so it is our responsibility to try to restore that balance. We can best do this by not only accepting the diversity within our own human family but also by celebrating this diversity and promoting it on every level within our society. We strive to lead by example and to educate our community about the importance of diversity as being vital for the survival of all life. 

Beyond nondiscrimination, we actively value the diversity of all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, disability, national origin, religion, spirituality, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and political persuasion. We strive to accommodate physical and economic needs as we are able, and remain committed to ongoing improvement. These are the action steps we are taking in order to fulfill our DEI Mission:

Programs & Services

Horn Farm Center programs are designed to optimize access by accommodating a wide spectrum of age, economic, and ability levels whenever possible. Our goal is to reduce barriers that might exist to participation in our programs. Some of our actions include:

  • Evaluating our current programs for barriers that might exist, though participant and audience feedback, and making appropriate accommodations as needed
  • Providing scholarships, sliding scales, and free programming whenever possible, prioritizing BIPOC participants for these benefits
  • Welcoming diversity in our instructors, service providers, and volunteers, providing a wide range of perspectives and inclusive learning experiences
  • Providing educational programming on a wide range of platforms and locations in order to increase accessibility and accommodate all abilities
  • Celebrate our community‚Äôs diversity in our programs, communications, and outreach

Board Leadership

Horn Farm Center prioritizes diversity in its leadership roles. Our goal is to reduce barriers that might exist to participation in board leadership. Some of our actions include:

  • Evaluating board culture and identifying barriers to participation that might affect the diversity of our board
  • Providing ongoing DEI training to all board and staff
  • Cultivating an anti-racist organizational culture that celebrates and respects diversity and confronts racism, implicit bias, institutiational racism, and other discrimintory attitudes and behaviors 

Equal Employment Opportunity

HFC is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran or family status, genetic information, or any other status or condition protected by applicable state or federal laws, except where a bona fide occupational qualification applies.

HFC will:

  1. Recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran or family status, genetic information, or any other status or condition protected by applicable state or federal laws, except where a bona fide occupational qualification applies.
  1. Ensure that all personnel programs such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, HFC sponsored training, education, tuition assistance, and social and recreation programs are administered without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran or family status, genetic information, or any other status or condition protected by applicable state or federal laws, except where a bona fide occupational qualification applies.