Horn Farm Happenings – August 3


katydid laying eggs under tree barkbee on borageThere’s still space for you in our Insect Identification and Management class Saturday, August 11.

A pond in a forest is like a coral reef in the ocean: it is where the greatest diversity of plant and animal life can be found! To increase the biodiversity and wildlife habitat in this woodland, we will be building a 35 foot diameter pond at this location as part of our woodland restoration project. Please join us on September 8 for a Pond Building Workshop. Instructor Wilson Alvarez will lead participants through the process of site selection, pond design, pond building, earth repair, using clay as a natural pond liner, and an exploration of native edibles that can be grown in ponds. Space is limited. Register today!

Starting in September, we will be rolling out some new classes designed to improve your self-sufficiency skills. Join Wilson Alvarez for one or more of the following: Advanced Camouflage, Stalking, and Movement; Basketry and Netting; Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping; and Primitive Butchering. In October, we will be holding a Wilderness Skills Overnight Immersion for those who are ready to test their ability to provide for their needs for water, food, and shelter! Registration opens next week. Mark your calendar!

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
Salsa season is here!
Here is what we plan to include in this week’s CSA shares:
Summer squash
Cherry tomatoes
Heirloom tomatoes
Sweet Peppers
Hot peppers

Upcoming events and volunteer opportunities:
August 4 – First Saturday Volunteer Work Day
August 11 – Volunteer needed to represent the Horn Farm at the Rudy Park Open House
August 11 – Insect Identification and Management
August 21 – Seasonal Eat & Meet
September 1 – Wildlands Skills: Advanced Camouflage, Stalking, Movement
September 8 – Pond Building Workshop
September 15 – Wildlands Skills: Basketry and Netting
September 22 – Wildlands Skills: Hunting, Fishing, Trapping
September 29 – Wildlands Skills: Primitive Butchering and Cooking
October 6, 7, 13, 14 – Bowmaking
October 27 – Wilderness Skills Overnight Immersion

See you at the farm!