Horn Farm Happenings – August 10

After many requests, we’ve created a way for kids to get connected to the Horn Farm! Research shows positive links between direct experiences in nature and children’s mental, emotional and physical health and well-being. Benefits of nature experiences include increased self-esteem and resilience against stress and adversity; improved concentration, learning, creativity, cognitive development, cooperation, flexibility, and self-awareness; and reduced likelihood of childhood obesity. Research has also shown that through positive experiences outdoors, children will develop their love of nature and a foundation for the development of responsible environmental behavior. Hands on experience with a bit of freedom for creative exploration is described as the best way to engage and inspire children and cultivate a sense of wonder.

We are excited to offer four short sessions for children, aged 6-12, in our new Children’s Discovery Series beginning September 2nd. These classes are being offered as stand-alone sessions but as a series provide a well-rounded group of nature and farmed based activities. Classes run Sundays from 2:30pm-4:00pm.

wild-lands-immersionSaturdays, 9:00am-4:00pm, beginning September 1, we are excited to offer four new full-day workshops designed to reconnect you to the land and develop essential survival skills. These new daylong workshops build upon skills taught in our previous Wild Lands series and are also accessible for new students with experience and comfort being in the outdoors.
Advanced Camouflage, Stalking, Awareness
Basketry, Coppicing, Netting
Hunting, Fishing, Trapping
Primitive Butchering and Cooking

Students should be in good physical condition and be prepared to hike, get dirty, sweaty, and be outdoors regardless of weather. These classes are geared towards adults, but children 12 and up are welcome with a parent. These classes are being offered as stand-alone one-day workshops but as a group provide a well-rounded introduction into these skills. Discounted package for those signing up for the full four-class series.

Celebrate the bounty of the season! Meet your local farmers!Join us Tuesday, August 21 – 6 pm – 8:30 pm for our annual Seasonal Eat & Meet at John Wright restaurant.

Gather with your friends, family, and co-workers to meet and mingle with our farmers and producers. Chat with others who are passionate about supporting local farm businesses. Enjoy a delicious meal of seasonal local foods prepared by the chefs of John Wright Restaurant!

Proceeds will benefit the Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education. Get your tickets now! Seasonal Eat & Meet

CSA pick up dayCSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Shares
Here is what we plan to include in this week’s CSA shares:
Summer squash
Cherry tomatoes
Heirloom tomatoes
Swiss chard
Sweet Peppers
Hot peppers
Basil (purple and green)

Upcoming events:

August 18 – Foraging: Medicine Making
August 21 – Seasonal Eat & Meet
September 1 – Advanced Camouflage, Stalking, Awareness
September 2 – Children’s Discovery Series: Nature Speaks
September 8 – Pond Building Workshop
September 15  – Foraging: Field Walk
September 15 – Basketry, Coppicing, Netting
September 16 –Children’s Discovery Series: Seed to Table
September 22 – Hunting, Fishing, Trapping
September 22, 23 – Pawpaw Festival
September 29 – Primitive Butchering and Cooking
September 30 – Children’s Discovery Series: The Compassion Project
October 6, 7, 13, 14 – Bowmaking
October 7 – Children’s Discovery Series: Let’s Bee Friends
October 13 – Foraging: Wild Soup
October 14 – Harvest Festival & Annual Open House
October 16 – Bread Baking Basics
October 26 – Offal: Tongue, Brains, and More!
October 27, 28 – Wilderness Skills Overnight Immersion
November 3 – Dine & Discover – Farm to Table Dinner at the Farm
November 17 – Bread Baking Full Day Workshop
November 17 – Foraging: Roots
December 8 – Foraging: Winter

See you at the farm!