Horn Farm Happenings – August 13, 2021

In the News: K10 Partnership in Action Blog

“When we first set out to transform our agricultural land into regenerative perennial systems, we had no idea how this work would transform our ideas of what was possible, both on the land and in our community. The Horn Farm Center has become a wellspring of innovation and connection, and the K10 Partnership has provided the waters for this sea change.”

Horn Farm Center’s new riparian buffer projects were recently featured in Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership in Action blog! The article highlights the concepts behind the project and the surprising connections that were made along the way. 

Click here to read the article


Summer of Learning & Exploration

The summer of 2021 was a hot one but that didn’t stop us from creating immersive learning experiences here at the Farm. This year we were fortunate to have three college interns working and exploring along side us in various capacities. In addition to completing a number of important projects, our summer interns also had a chance to learn from our instructors and community partners.

In late July, Mark Flaharty from the York County Conservation District visited the farm to share his work with our interns. Using the Horn Farm Center as a classroom, the students learned about the challenges and successes of conservation work in York County and discussed various career paths in county conservations districts.

Each intern also worked on their own projects. Tess Wilson, a senior at the College of the Atlantic, gave three public talks on coyotes and assisted with many other educational activities around the farm. You can find some of her work outside the farmhouse in the form of a visitor map, a trail map, and a pamphlet on beneficial predators for agricultural farms.

Jessica Bock, also a student from the College of the Atlantic, shared her artistic talents by creating unique illustrations for a new volunteer program at the farm. The program will be launched in 2022 – stay tuned!

Lee Matthews, a senior at Franklin & Marshall College, served as a Research & Development intern and completed a marketing plan for several agroforestry products. She also contributed to a number of organizational development projects.

We are so thankful that we had the opportunity to work with these bright, young students. We looking forward to seeing the impact they will each make in their academic and professional careers.

Help Wanted: Volunteers Needed

The 17th Annual York County Pawpaw Festival is right around the corner and we could use your help.  We are looking for volunteers to help with many activities during the event including setting up, parking, and helping at the registration table. If you are able to volunteer that weekend, please sign up!

Click here to volunteer

UPDATED: Horn Farm Center Health and Safety Policy

The Horn Farm Center is offering on-site educational programming with some modifications due to COVID-19. 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.