Horn Farm Happenings – April 5, 2019

We are pleased to announce that we have new Youth Programs at the Horn Farm!
Engaging regularly with the natural world is especially important for the development of healthy children. There are well-documented psychological, physical, and mental benefits of playing outdoors, especially in wild spaces. We have a farm and wild spaces and we’d like to share them with you and your children!


Children’s Discovery Series We will be learning about the web of life and our part in it, engaging in some fun nature-oriented mindfulness games, playing in the dirt, getting silly, and leaving no trace in the process! Ages 6 to 12

Nature Exploration – April 28
Little Footprints – May 5
Healing Power of Plants – May 19
Seed to Table – May 26

milkweed with monarch caterpillar

Junior Naturalist Training:

Building Backyard Habitats
In this three day adventure, explore the Horn Farm Center through the eyes of your favorite critter be that a mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, or insect! Ages 9 to 11, July 29 to 31

Building Community Habitats
In this three day adventure, collaborate with fellow naturalists to design a simulated “Horn Farm
Village” community master plan that meets the habitat needs of wildlife and the people that call it
home. Ages 12 to 14, July 29 to 31

toad in hand

Where the Wild Things Grow

Join us for this exciting youth summer program for ages 6-12. We will meet once a week for four weeks, July 18 through August 8. We will spend time exploring both the wild edges of the farm and the cultivated gardens.

chickens on pastureStarting in June, our Vegetable CSA members will pick up their first share. Also beginning in June, the Horn Farm will be a pick up location for four other local farms. Get your pastured raised beef, pork, eggs, and shiitake mushrooms from Rising Locust Farm; oyster, Lion’s Mane, and other gourmet mushrooms from Hippy Homestead; fresh cut flowers from Betsy’s Flowers at the Farm; and, we are pleased that Mirror Image Farms has chosen the Horn Farm as a pick up location for pasture raised chicken!

Mirror Image Farms is a pasture-based farm outside of Bainbridge, Pennsylvania. Farmers Joella and Tyler integrate nature’s principles into the way they farm. Their methods create nutrient dense soil which leads to nutrient dense food. Mirror Image Farms raises chickens on pasture and they’re fed chemical-free, non-GMO feed. (Check them out on Facebook and Instagram) For more information follow this link: Chicken CSA through Mirror Image Farms!
sunflower perfection

Upcoming events:

April 13 – Wilderness Skills: Ancient Art of Fire by Friction
April 20 – Wilderness Skills: Foraging, Hunting & Trapping
April 27 – Wilderness Skills: Advanced Primitive Hunting Techniques
April 27 – Introduction to Lacto-Fermentation
April 27 – Foraging – Spring Greens
April 28 – Nature Exploration (Children’s Discovery Series)
May 3 – Give Local York
May 4 – Heirloom Plant Sale
May 5 – Little Footprints (Children’s Discovery Series)
May 11 – MAEscapes Native Plant Sale
May 19 – Healing Power of Plants (Children’s Discovery Series)
May 18 – Herbal Intensive
May 19 – Mushroom Cultivation
May 26 – Seed to Table (Children’s Discovery Series)
June 1 – Introduction to Plant Communication
June 22 – Cycle the Solstice
June 29 – Raising Insects for Food and Farm
July 18 – Where the Wild Things Grow (Youth Program)
July 23 – Introduction to Canning: Peach Jam
July 29 to 31 – Building Backyard Habitats (Junior Naturalist Training)
July 29 to 31 – Building Community Habitats (Junior Naturalist Training)
August 8 – Introduction to Canning: Tomato Sauce
August 20 – Roasted Vegetables
September 10 – Introduction to Canning: Applesauce
September 28/29 – Pawpaw Festival
October 12 – Bread: Rising to the Next Level

2019 Horn Farm Vegetable CSA
Betsy’s Flowers at the Farm Flower CSA
Hippy Homestead Gourmet Mushroom CSA
Chicken CSA through Mirror Image Farms
Rising Locust Farm Meat, Egg, Shiitake CSA
Regenerative Farming Internship
Woodland Steward Training Program
Herbal Intensive
Foraging Intensive

See you at the farm!