Horn Farm Happenings – January 3, 2020

Happy New Year! We hope that your holidays were filled with peace and joy and all manner of good things. We have a lot of exciting programs planned for 2020 and are working hard behind the scenes to get them organized and posted to the website. If you are interested in a deep dive, full day of Regenerative Farmscape Design, we will be hosting a PASA Conference intensive here at the Horn Farm on February 5. If you’re interested, sign up as soon as possible as there are only a few spots left!

On the farm, we are still finding plenty to do outside as well as inside. This week marked the start of our first willow harvest!
willow field

We chose some varieties for their ornamental qualities: color, scent, or catkins, and others for their ability to be woven into baskets, fences, and other outdoor structures.

heather-planting-treesAnd as long as the ground remains unfrozen, we will continue to plant trees that were purchased through a Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Stream ReLeaf grant.

Program participants in the Regenerative Farming Training Program2020 marks the fifth season of our Regenerative Farming Training Program! Over the years we’ve tweaked the name and the curriculum, but this eight month program has been valuable to all who’ve participated. Become a skilled steward of the land. Learn to feed yourself and your community using farming practices that restore ecological balance to the land. We teach farming practices that restore damaged ecosystems while producing food for our community. Emphasis is placed on learning to see the farm as a whole, highly integrated, agricultural ecosystem. We have started interviewing for this program which begins March 2. Click here to get the details!

Upcoming events:
January 4 – The Living Landscape
February 1 – The Living Landscape
February 5 to 8 – PASA Conference
February 29 – Native Plants for Winter Interest and Wildlife
March 2 – 2020 Regenerative Farming Training Program
March 7 – The Living Landscape
March 14 – Green Mulch: Native Plants as Groundcovers
March 28 – Stormwater Management 101 for Homeowners
March 28 – Foraging Intensive
March 28 – WIldlands – Primitive Skills: The Art of Seeing and the Art of Observation
April 11 – Wildlands – Primitive Skills: Shelter Building and Finding Water
April 25 – Wildlands – Primitive Skills: The Ancient Art of Fire by Friction
May 9 – Wildlands – Primitive Skills: Foraging, Hunting, Trapping
May 23 – Wildlands – Primitive Skills: Advanced Primitive Hunting Techniques
Custom Classes & Workshops

See you at the farm!