Horn Farm Happenings – December 18, 2020

Only a Few Spots Left! Register for the 2021 Beekeeper Training Program

Serious about bees? Learn how to become a trained beekeeper at the Horn Farm Center next year! Program participants learn under the supervision of beekeeper, Mark Gingrich of Gingrich Apiaries. Over the course of the two year program, participants will work side by side with Mark and other program participants to learn all aspects of keeping bees. At the end of year one, each participant will have the option of receiving a bee colony to be moved to their home property. During the second year, participants will benefit from repetition of some aspects of the program, learn more advanced techniques and troubleshooting while managing their own hive at home.

Click here to register and discover what the buzz is all about! Registration Deadline: January 15, 2021

Want to make a difference? Become a skilled steward of the land.

Learn to transform degraded landscapes into healthy, biodiverse, productive habitats through ecological learning and practical hands-on training. Join us for the 2021 Land Steward Training Program at the Horn Farm Center.

Built on a 4-day core curriculum of foundational ecological education, the Land Steward Training program offers 16 weeks of intensive training focused on skill-building for practical application in the burgeoning fields of regenerative agriculture and restorative earth work. Students are invited to build skills in their area of focus with 3 practicum tracks: Regenerative Farmer, Woodlands Steward, or Whole Landscapes, which includes both the Regenerative Farmer and Woodlands Steward practicums.

Click here to learn more about the Horn Farm Center’s new Land Steward Training Program.

In this time of great uncertainty, there’s a fundamental truth that gives us hope—that together we can do extraordinary things!

The Horn Farm Center is supported by a community of dedicated volunteers, partner farmers, CSA members, community gardeners, program participants, local businesses, and long-time supporters. Here are some of the ways that you are making an impact:

  • In 2019-2020, we trained 7 new land stewards through the Horn Farm Center’s signature Regenerative Farmer Training Program.
  • In 2019, our educators provided approximately 650 class participants with immersive educational experiences on the farm!
  • The Horn Farm CSA continues to feed an average of 40 families each year and partners with 5 local farmers – making the Horn Farm farm stand a community hub for nutritious food!
  • As of this year, all of our farmers have transitioned to employ only organic and regenerative farming practices on the 186 acres of the Horn Farm.

Click here to learn more about how YOU have made an incredible impact with the Horn Farm!

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In the face of this year’s challenges, we have discovered that we are much more resilient than we knew we once were. We are very excited about the future of the Horn Farm Center and hope that you are too. As a member of our community, your participation is vital. Together we can make a difference and transform the way we feed our communities and steward our land for generations to come.

If you are in a position to support the Horn Farm Center this year, please consider making a financial contribution either by check or online: visit our website to donate at hornfarmcenter.org/donate or become a patron of the Horn Farm at patreon.com/hornfarm

NOTICE: Due to the rising concern with COVID-19 in York County and Governor Wolf’s state-wide mandates, the Horn Farm Center is temporarily closed to all visitors until further notice. We anticipate being able to resume modified business hours sometime next year and we are currently accepting registrations for outdoor classes and workshops scheduled for 2021.

Please contact info@hornfarmcenter.org or call 717-757-6441 for questions or more information. 

Upcoming Events:

January 20, 2021-October 9, 2021: Beekeeper Training Program (Registration Now Open)
March 2021: Land Steward Training Program (Application Deadline: January 31, 2021)

See you at the farm next year!

Horn Farm Center’s Healthy & Safety Policy:

Classes will be held outside and are limited to 10 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. Participants are required to bring a mask and wear when proper physical distancing cannot be maintained. Except for family members physical distancing of 6 feet must be maintained.