Horn Farm Happenings – April 6, 2021

The Challenge is On!

Hundreds of trees from the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership are beginning to arrive and we are geared up for our first Riparian Buffer Volunteer Day this coming Sunday, April 11th.

To add to the excitement, we are “upping the ante” with a Give Local York challenge!

This spring, in conjunction with our 6-acre, DCNR-funded, multifunction riparian buffer project, we are embarking on a Horn Farm Triple 10K Challenge!

Our goal is to: 

  • plant 10,000 trees,
  • raise $10,000 and,
  • triple our impact with $10,000 in matching funds.

Thanks to a generous donor, contributions will be matched 100% up to $10,000– that means your donations will go twice as far this year. You can make a difference at the Horn Farm Center by donating, helping to plant trees, or both!

While you can donate at anytime or volunteer during any of our scheduled volunteer days, the real challenge starts at 12:01am on May 7, 2021 online with Give Local York. We will be accepting donations throughout the day until midnight on the Horn Farm’s Give Local York page.

If you plan to give the Horn Farm this spring, please consider giving on May 7th!

While we will be raising funds throughout the day online, we also invite you to visit the Horn Farm Center on May 7th from 11am-4pm for a Triple 10K Challenge Open House and Tree Planting event. We hope that you will join us!

Click here to accept the challenge!

Help Us Plant 10,000 Trees

Thousands of trees have arrived at the farm along with truckloads of woodchips and leaf mulch. We have over 15 volunteers signed up for this Sunday’s Volunteer Day and are looking forward to getting started on the Horn Farm’s new riparian buffer project.

We hope that you can join us – either this Sunday from 11:30am-3:30pm, on May 7th for Give Local York, or one the many other volunteer days we have scheduled for this project. We plan to transform 6 acres of farmland into a multifunctional riparian buffer as part of the DCNR PennVest program this spring and will need an army of volunteers to make it happen!

Sign up to volunteer!

Horn Farm Center Health and Safety Policy

Due to COVID-19 the Horn Farm Center is offering on-site educational programming with some modifications in order to ensure the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff. All classes will be held outside and are limited to 15 participants per class. If more than one class occurs on the same day, start times will be staggered to reduce the number of individuals arriving at the same time. Multiple hand sanitizer stations are available. We will adjust as needed as time passes and things change.

Participant expectations are as follows:

  • Participants are required to bring a mask and wear it when proper physical distancing cannot be maintained. We have a limited supply on hand if you forget yours.
  • Physical distancing of 6 feet must be maintained except in case of family members.
  • Do not attend if sick or recovering.

Until further notice, no indoor classes are available at this time. We are offering virtual classroom experiences via zoom.