Horn Farm Happenings – July 12, 2019

It definitely feels like summer on the farm! It’s sunny and hot and everything is growing so quickly we can barely keep up with the harvest! Betsy's Flowers at the FarmOn Betsy’s farm, the flowers are gorgeous and in full bloom. Do you have a special event planned? Would you love to fill your home or office with beautiful, fresh cut flowers grown organically? Betsy is offering buckets of flowers for sale now through September. Order through her website https://betsysflowers.org. Buckets should be ordered by Tuesday for a Friday pick up.
bucket of flowers

Prices are as follows:
“Big Bucket”  $55  (50 – 70 stems) Restaurants, office parks, and other such businesses may want to consider a Big Bucket to transform a space with color, fragrance and beauty.

“Little Bucket” $40  (20-40 stems) Perfect for a party or an event or just to dress up your home or office.

wild teasWe can make tea for all occasions, from medicinal teas to target specific ailments, to teas for taste, relaxation, or just to provide additional minerals and nutrients in our diet. On this month’s foraging walk on July 18, we will gather wild plants and make a variety of teas with our harvest.  Check it out! Foraging – Wild Teas and Drinks

Soil ecologist Dr. Christine Jones works with innovative farmers and ranchers to implement regenerative land management practices that enhance biodiversity, nutrient cycling, carbon sequestration, productivity, water quality, and community and catchment health. She launched Amazing Carbon (www.amazingcarbon.com) as a means to share her vision and inspire change.  We enjoyed this introduction to her work: Soil Restoration: 5 Core Principles. We hope you enjoy it, too!

Upcoming events:
July 13 – Mushroom Cultivation
July 13 – The Ayurvedic Kitchen
July 16  – Tuesday Evening Farm Crew
July 18 – Foraging – Wild Teas and Drinks
July 23 – Tuesday Evening Farm Crew
July 23 – Introduction to Canning: Peach Jam
July 27 – DIY Natural Paintbrushes
July 27 – Quick Pickling
July 30 – Tuesday Evening Farm Crew
August 8 – Introduction to Canning: Tomato Sauce
August 10 – The Ayurvedic Kitchen
August 11 – Botanical Eco-Printing
August 20 – Roasted Vegetables
September 7 – The Ayurvedic Kitchen
September 10 – Introduction to Canning: Applesauce
September 28/29 – Pawpaw Festival
October 12 – Bread: Rising to the Next Level
October 15 – Woodland Steward Training Program

See you at the farm!