Horn Farm Happenings – February 11, 2022

Horn Farm Center is Growing, Regeneratively!

The Horn Farm Center Board of Directors serve as the governing body of the organization. As a team of dedicated volunteers, the Board of Directors establish our mission and purpose, ensure adequate resources, and provide oversight of the farm’s operations.

Our Board of Directors are hard at work, chairing and leading six volunteer committees, assisting with fundraising and fire recovery efforts, and even pitching in to plant trees and run special events at the farm. All of that on top of full-time jobs, families, and other community service!

We love our Board of Directors. Their passion for our mission shines in every zoom call, committee meeting, and thoughtful decision they make.

This year we welcome five talented new members to the Horn Farm Center Board of Directors:

  • Lauren Hayman, Hayman Studio
  • Ed Wilson, Ed Wilson Consulting
  • Stephanie Himes, Fulton Bank
  • Aaron Gingrich, RBC Wealth Management
  • Cindy Pizziketti, Penn State Master Watershed Steward

Click here to learn more. 

WANTED: Events Committee Volunteers

Each year at the Horn Farm, we host several special events focused on serving and engaging our community – and we could use your help! We are looking for organizers, creatives, fundraisers, and multi-taskers who are passionate about our mission and having lots of fun.

Events Committee volunteers will work together and help with everything from planning to organizing the day of the event. Activities might include engaging vendors and volunteers, marketing, soliciting sponsors, light food preparation, ticket sales, greeting visitors, and parking, just to name a few.

The committee will organize the following events:

Interested in helping out? Contact our Events Committee Chair, Cindy Pizziketti at events@hornfarmcenter.org.

We’ve Got Space for You to Grow!

Did you know that the Horn Farm Center is home to 101 community garden plots that provide fertile soil for over 40 families to grow their own fruits, vegetables, and flowers organically each year?

Garden plots are rented annually from April 1st through October 31. Each plot measures approximately 20 x 20 feet. Plots are assigned on a “First Come, First Served” basis.

The program offers soil lovers and aspiring farmers the opportunity to grow fresh, chemical-free food on prime farmland in the company of other enthusiastic and dedicated gardeners.

Are you looking for a space to grow? Join our community of local gardeners! We currently have a few community garden plots available.

Click here to register for the Community Gardens. 

Volunteer Tree Plantings & Live-stake Training
Last year we planted over 10,000 trees with the help of over 100 volunteers! In doing so, we installed a 6 acre multifunctional riparian buffer that will create wildlife habitat and protect a small tributary of the Kreutz Creek. Over time, the buffer will also become a productive source of food and income on the farm.

This year, our mission to make a hugely positive impact on the Susquehanna River Watershed continues! We are designing and planning to plant another 4 acres on the other side of the creek. We know that many of you are eager to get back out to the farm to get your hands dirty. So we scheduled a number of volunteer planting days this spring! 

We are also offering a unique Livestakes Training on Saturday, March 12 at 10am, in partnership with the York Penn State Master Watershed Stewards. Join us to learn about stream bank stabilization and live-staking!

This project is funded by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, PennVest, The GIANT Company and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Healing the Planet grant program. Horn Farm Center’s riparian buffer projects are also supported by the Keystone 10 Million Tree Partnership.

Click here to register to volunteer

Community Supported Fishery

Kwee-Jack Fish Co. has opened for 2022 with their once-a-year offering of sustainably harvested wild Alaskan halibut shares.

In partnership with the Horn Farm Center, proceeds from sales using the code “supportHFC22″ at checkout will be donated to the farm.

Pre-purchase your halibut share by February 25th for pick up at the Horn Farm Center on May 20th!

Click here to shop and support HFC.