Horn Farm Happenings – July 26, 2019

toad in handWe’re excited to offer a family-friendly event called The Living Landscape!

Come learn about the land through the lens of the species that inhabit wild spaces! The Horn Farm Center will offer monthly sessions beginning Saturday, August 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on The Living Landscape—an all-ages class.

On the first Saturday of each month, this ecological adventure walk through the woodlands and the meadows of the Horn Farm Center will spark a sense of wonder and reveal the mysteries of the land we call home. We’ll explore broad patterns of the landscape and dive deep into the details of the micro-ecosystems under rocks, inside dead trees, beneath the soil, and beyond.

stream with rock dam in the woodsEach month’s class will be different, tailored to both the dynamics of the landscape and the questions of participants. Topics covered may include: tracking animals and insects; identifying wild plants, trees, and tree bark; discovering macro-invertebrates; analyzing soil; reading the landscape; observing nature; deciphering bird languages; studying topography; understanding water flows; and honing primitive skills.

Come prepared for all weather and conditions, including the heat, mud, and water. This class is family- and child-friendly, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Register today at The Living Landscape.

produce on farm standThe farm stand is open! Kilgore Family Farm is offering fresh, organically grown vegetables for sale in our corn barn on Tuesdays from 1-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  You can also pre-order Horn Farm produce from our Online Farm Stand. You can purchase organically grown Horn Farm produce. All items in our store were grown by farmers in our Farm Business Incubator and in our Regenerative Farming Training program. This week we have carrots, summer squash, cucumbers, chocolate mint, and fresh cut flower bouquets. Check it out!

Upcoming events:
August 3 – The Living Landscape
August 6 – Tuesday Evening Farm Crew
August 8 – Introduction to Canning: Tomato Sauce
August 10 – The Ayurvedic Kitchen
August 11 – Botanical Eco-Printing
August 13 – Tuesday Evening Farm Crew
August 20 – Roasted Vegetables
August 20 – Tuesday Evening Farm Crew
August 27 – Tuesday Evening Farm Crew
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!