Guided Nature & Plant Walks

Horn Farm Center’s Guided Nature Walk Series: First Sundays

Discover the living landscape through the eyes of the creatures and plants that inhabit wild spaces!

Taking place the first Sunday of each month from 1pm-3pm, this ecological adventure walk through the woodlands and the meadows of the Horn Farm Center will spark your sense of wonder and teach you about all aspects of the land we call home. We’ll focus on broad patterns of landscape as well as diving deep into the details of the micro-ecosystems under rocks, inside dead trees, beneath the soil, and beyond.

Every month’s class will be different in response to what the land presents and what questions you bring to the group. Topics covered may include:

  • Animal and insect tracking
  • Identification of wild plants
  • Foraging and identification of edible plants
  • Tree and bark identification
  • Macro-invertebrates
  • Soil analysis
  • Reading the landscape
  • Nature observation
  • Bird language
  • Topography
  • Understanding water flow
  • Primitive skills

Come prepared for all weather, to get dirty, wet, and sometimes hot and sticky! This class is family and child friendly, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is per person, regardless of age.

Classes are led by Horn Farm Center Woodland Steward, Wilson Alvarez.


2022 Guided Nature Walk Offerings (click to register):





Plant Walks with Northern Appalachia School at the Horn Farm Center

Learn how to build cooperative relationships with plants that will enhance your well-being! We are pleased to welcome guest instructors, Calyx Liddick and Jaybird Tignor to the Horn Farm Center for an engaging series of plant walks and herb classes.

2023 Plant Walk Offerings (click to register):


Horn Farm Center Health and Safety Policy

The Horn Farm Center is offering on-site educational programming with some modifications due to COVID-19 and our current facility limitations. 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, participant expectations are as follows:
    • Participants are required to bring a mask and wear it when indoors, unless you are fully vaccinated.
    • Do not attend if sick or recovering.